As the holidays enter our lives we are here to remind you of some things before you dive into the snacks being passed around at home with your pets. Everyone loves to sit at home and eat sweets with their loved ones, including the pets! But some treats are not worth sharing for the health of your furry friends. Not all treats edible by humans are also edible for dogs or cats. Here’s a few things to look out for that your pets shouldn’t have.. xylitol, tomatoes, grapes, raisins, onions, chocolate, dairy, salty snacks, etc. This might seem like a long list, but there are plenty of things that they can have such as.. nuts, peanut butter, bananas, carrots, cucumber, yogurt, plain sweet potatoes, etc. If you’re up for the challenge of making homemade treats it can be relatively simple and cheap depending on what recipe you use! Here’s an easy recipe for simple sweet potatoes treats;
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Slice sweet potatoes in 1/4 inch pieces (not too thin or they will get crunchy) and lay each piece flat on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Bake sheet for 2.5-3 hours, flipping treats in the middle.
Some of the treats should be crunchy and some chewy! Your dogs will love them, trust us, we made them for all you guys last Christmas!
When giving your dogs any awesome treats, whether homemade or store bought, don’t forget to stick to portion sizes! It’s okay to splurge every once in awhile, but continuous splurging can cause your furry friend to pack on the pounds which can cause serious health concerns such as heart problems, lung problems, joint pain and more. Everything should be given in moderation. If your dog or cat gets too much of something or consumes something it shouldn’t have some symptoms that may indicate an emergency are lethargy, labored breathing, vommitting, diahrrea, dizziness. If you suspect an emergency please reach out to your local vet, local emergency vet, or local poison control hotline!
Everyone stay safe and healthy with your holiday treats, but most of all, have a cookie 😉