This article mainly deals with Dogs but we do have a link for "What to never ever feed your cat" On the right side of this page
As every pet owner knows, no matter how many times you are told not to give table scraps to your dog, we always do.
How can anyone say no when they look at you with those pleading puppy dog eyes and when it comes to the end of year holidays it makes it doubly tough to say no.
So with our guilt trip out of the way, knowing we all do it, lets at least find out what we can and absolutely CANNOT give our lovable furry friends.
OK to Feed Them
Pumpkin: Pumpkin can help your pet's digestive health and is also low in calories. Give small amounts of canned pumpkin or cooked pumpkin, but avoid pumpkin pie filling.
Sweet potato: These orange spuds are packed with nutrients like beta carotene and vitamins B and C. Serve them peeled, cooked, and without the marshmallow topping.
Vegetables: Raw carrots, cucumbers, and celery are great for dogs' health and teeth. If you are feeding them to cats, cook the carrots and peel the cucumber. Some cat owners claim celery leaves have an effect similar to catnip.
Turkey: Small amounts of cooked turkey are ok. White meat is lower in calories and less greasy than dark meat. Remove the bones and skin first.
Reminder Chicken or Turkey bones are not remotely like meat bones. Any bones from birds splinter and one of those sharpened shards could easily get stuck in your pet's throat.
Never Ever Feed Them
Chocolate: Highly toxic, and in extreme cases, can cause seizures and even death.
Raw bread dough: The yeast in raw bread dough can lead a drunken bet with a bloated stomach. In some cases, it could be life-threatening.
Stuffing: Garlic, onions, chives are poisonous to dogs and cats and can damage red blood cells.
Get some really good treats from the pet store and leave a little in a small dish on the table near you. Make sure you tell everyone because no one wants to see Uncle Harry spreading them on a salad thinking their croutons.
When your lovable pooch comes calling, you can grab a few from the bowl. He'll think he is getting his holiday scraps and you won't have to feel guilty about giving in.