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The Best Leftovers to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy

It’s that time of year again! As the holidays approach many of us have holiday plans which mainly revolve around food. Thanksgiving is the main one, with people attending or entertaining large feasts. As always, pets get their share of scraps from the table, but there is a safer way to treat your pet and help them enjoy the festivities in a safe and healthy way.  The best thing you can do for your pet is to make sure you know what they are eating and that it is safe for them. That being said, here are the top five treats that you can make pet-friendly from your Thanksgiving leftovers.

5. Bread Rolls

We all enjoy lasts night’s turkey sandwiched between some bread. It might not be that extravagant, but save some of those rolls for your furry friend. Rolls and other cooked bread are a safe and healthy way to treat your pet. Not only is it easy for you to serve, it’s satisfying for them. If necessary, gluten-free options are available. Pets can have allergies too!

4. Cranberries

Cranberries are a healthy treat that most pets can eat. Some may shy away from the tartness, but you can easily make it into a delicious and palatable after dinner dessert. For all of you DIY foodies, you can even mix fresh cranberries with any other treat on this list for a decadent meal. Try this recipe for an outstanding Thanksgiving meal for your beloved pet.

3. Turkey

Keeping kitty care in mind along with safe treats for dogs, turkey is a safe and easy treat to give as long as you keep it pet-friendly. This means no skin or bones or fatty parts of meat. Plain cooked turkey is an ideal and delicious way to keep your pets entertained and feel included in your meal.

2. Sweet Potatoes

You can easily include sweet potatoes in your pets’ Thanksgiving feast. Just remember to hold the toppings or mix-ins that you put in your own portion. Butter and sugar are to be avoided here. Plain cooked sweet potato can be baked into yummy bite-sized treats that your pet will love.

1. Pumpkin Pie

These treats may not be actual pumpkin pie, but they are just as lavish as what you will be eating. Like the sweet potatoes, pumpkin is great for pets without the added sugar. When you’re making your pumpkin pie you can set some of the pumpkin filling aside. Serve it to your pets as is or make these fun baked treats. Your pets will adore you!

Thanksgiving can be as much fun for your pets as it is for you, just keep in mind that moderation is key when feeding these savory snacks. Your pet sitting service can help by giving you more ideas for treats or even by providing you with assistance if you’re traveling or throwing a party. Remember that after all of those delicious treats your pet will be in need of a walk or some serious play time. Your pet sitting service or dog walker can help with that too!