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Table scraps are a Christmas no-no for pets.
Everyone loves large family meals during the festive season. Perhaps no one loves the celebration quite as much as pets, those members of your family who seize the opportunity for a feast of people food by using their cutest "can I have some?" face to solicit donations.
That's why No Scraps, a healthy pet educational program from Heallthy Bark & Purr pet insurance, is spreading the word to pet owners that scraps do much more harm than they might realize. At the website pet owners can find helpful information on the dangers of feeding their pets table scraps along with plenty of healthy alternatives to allow their pet to enjoy the Christmas culinary festivities.
Pet owners overall have nothing but the best interest of their pet at heart. But this seemingly loving gesture of sharing food can have profound consequences. "Pets often receive scraps from holiday meals because we want them to be part of our family," said Dr. Jeff Nichol, D.V.M., veterinarian and No Scraps spokesperson. "Unfortunately, human food can lead to a variety of health issues for your pet. These leftovers can lead to weight gain and more serious illnesses, and should not be part of his or her diet."
“Weight-gain, digestive disorders, diabetes, heart and liver problems, painful degenerative joint disease, and in some cases, breathing disorders, can occur if a pet is given table food, or too much of a good thing,” said Dr. Nichol. “That’s why it is best to completely leave out table scraps. My advice is to feed pets before the big holiday meal, then put them in another room while the family has dinner.” Mums and Dads who provide extra helpings to their pet can set a bad example for both the pet and the children of the household, said Dr. Nichol, who practices general and behaviour medicine of pets.
Here are some items in particular that you should definitely avoid:
* Chocolate, and other sweets and sugars
* Dairy products
* Small bones
* Fatty/greasy foods
* Undercooked meats
"While it's important to know what not to feed your pet, there are things you can do to include them in your holiday celebrations," said Nichol. "There are cerrtain foods that in moderation you can give to your pet. Our web site www.noscraps.com
has a list of foods you can give your pet along with some feeding tips."
Here are some tips from No Scraps to help you go scrap-less for the festive season.
Around Christmas, feed your pet before your company arrives or your own feasting begins.
Have your pets perform for a treat, your company might find that amusing, as well! Earned privileges remind them that all good things come from you. Give the treats in his or her doggy dish on the floor.
Try not to feed pets table scraps in the kitchen. They will think that’s where you want them begging for goodies and the begging will continue well beyond the festive season.
Pets need to understand their appropriate place in your home. When everyone sits down to eat, put your pets in another room.
When you have company, tell them that your pet has a special diet (a healthy one) and feeding your pet table scraps isn’t a part of the plan.
Information about No Scraps can be found at: www.noscraps.com