Holiday feasting that provides great comfort and joy for us can make our dogs and cats extremely sick. High fat holiday food should not be shared with our pets. In fact, in some cases it can actually be fatal. Emergency visits to the vet skyrocket over the holidays  presenting such serious conditions as gastroenteritis, poisonings and pancreatitis. But, the good news is we can prevent this!

This Holiday Season Take These Precautions:

High fat food such as turkey skin, turkey necks, gravy and other high fat foods should not be shared with pets.

All bones, scraps and carcasses should be disposed of in a covered, tightly secured container.

Remember onions, garlic, raisins and grapes are considered poisonous for pets.

Consider desserts deadly if they contain chocolate or the artificial sweetner xylitol

Here is a Holiday treat you CAN share with your pet!

Pumpkin Smoothies

1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree

1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt

Place pumpkin and yogurt in a blender and blend on high until smooth

Pour into small cups and sere as liquid or freeze