Above: Shakey-Boo taking advantage of distracted hosts
Christmas is coming and so are the in-laws. So to avoid being outnumbered at the dinner table, we invite our pets. But can pets eat table scrapings and leftovers from Christmas?
Let’s look at what they can and cannot eat.
According to the American Kennel Club, dogs can eat the following (in moderate amounts):
- Turkey, Chicken, Beef (remove all bones so they don’t get swallowed and perforate the gut)
- Peanut Butter
- Bread (with no raisins)
Avoid the following in dogs:
May be toxic; cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea; kidney damage; pancreatitis due to high fat content, or intestinal obstruction
- Raw Dough
- Ice cream
- Macadamia nuts
- Energy drinks
- Fatty/fried foods and even the fat trimmings
- Artificial Sweeteners such as Xylitol
And watch their portions. They will eat and eat and eat and won’t keep a tally on what grandma, nephew and the neighbors threw at him.
Fluffy or Snappy (above) can eat – but again only in moderation:
- Vegetables (though many stick their nose up at it)
Avoid similar foods as with dogs due to toxicity and also (according to Vetsnow)
- Raw fish and eggs
- Dairy products
- Coffee, tea and energy drinks
Yes, some will bring Nemo to Christmas dinner.
It appears fish can eat many types of meat and vegetables, scrambled eggs and even cooked rice but be careful of toxins. fats and cooking oils.
I don’t have any of these and if I did, I doubt I’d share my turkey with it. But according to pethelpful.com, many fruits, vegetables, breads and nuts (chopped up without shell) can be eaten by birdie.
Wishing everyone a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!!!