Howlidays are so much fun....playing in the snow in new snuggly Christmas sweaters.....
It's High Time for this Chow Hound to get serious! And you can bet your doggies that I take this job VERY dog-seriously! You might remember from my other blogs that I was a Dog-Speaker this year at BlogPaws Pet Conference in Washington DC. I met up with LOTS of good folks and pet companies there.....and got to try out LOTS of tasty goodies.
You know I'm always barking about eating right......specially at the holidays...so after taste testing MANY different foods this year.....I told Jill what I wanted this HOLIDAY for MY VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY MEAL...
I decided to go 'au naturalle' with a tasty Christmas dinner of DUCK & SWEET PEAS.....from by NATURE dog food. The good folks there have come up with Tasty AND Naturally, Nutritionally Complete Natural and Organic Dog and Cat Food. So BESIDES being very tasty......I'll dog-test to that fact!!!......it also helps keep your pet feeling young with a powerful mix of vitamins, & minerals and antioxidants .....in other dog-words it's just plain good any way you bark about it! But don't just take my word for it.....here's what experts say about by NATURE pet food....straight from TV.
They sent me my 1st bag to taste-test (let me dog-sure you....it PASSED my test with a High Paws rating.....but it's available right here locally at one of my favorite pet store haunts.....Long Leash on Life! Or you can find a store near you for by NATURE pet food too!
TRavelin' Jack's Pet Holiday Dining Tips!
1) Stay on Schedule. Whether you are traveling away from home and visiting family or you're enjoying the holidays at home.....it's ALWAYS a good idea to maintain a regular schedule for your pet. They appreciate knowing they will get fed when their tummies start rumbling at the regular time...
2) Stay with your pet's normal foods. Don't feed your pet new or unusual foods. Keep them enjoying their regular food. With so much commotion, the less change for your pet the better. If you are traveling, pack your pet's dry food as individual servings in baggies. Come dinner time, regardless of how busy, crazy the activity is...you can quickly feed your pet his regular diet by opening the baggie and serving it up for Fido! Quick...Easy...and everyone is happy!
3) Avoid human food! While it might be tempting to slip Fido a piece of yummy turkey...or let him enjoy leftover side dishes like potatoes or stuffing or gravy.....DON'T do it! These foods are heavy in calories (for both people & pets), and they are rich and could upset your pet's system & lead to gastrointestinal distress.
4) Feed Fido BEFORE your dinner! If your pet's mealtime is around the same time as your big holiday dinner.....feed him first. Then let him go take a nap in the bedroom while you enjoy your meal in peace. No begging from underneath the table that way!
5) THE BAD LIST of Foods to avoid for Fido. Foods such as chocolate, raisins, macadamia nuts, & onions can be toxic for your pet. Some can even be fatal if ingested in large amounts by your pet.
6) Share the message. While your friends and family might be well meaning in slipping a little extra food to your Fido, this is not a good idea. Advise your guests and family in advance that Fido is well fed, and does not need anything beyond his normal food!
7) No alcohol! While this may seem a joke...it is not! Pets should NEVER be given alcohol. It is NOT funny to watch Fido weave and wobble around the holiday table...and even more importantly it is Dangerous for your pet! DO NOT allow anyone to influence YOUR pet with alcohol!
8) Visit a Vet! IF your pet has accidentally eaten or drunk something dangerous and is showing abnormal signs of distress....don't take a chance. Take him to a Vet! It's better to be safe than sorry...and there are always vets on duty around the holidays too! They are prepared for emergencies.