As the holiday season begins we indulge ourselves with reckless abandon, eating and drinking our way through November and December, just in time to renew the New Year’s weight loss resolutions we’ll promptly break by March.
For some reason, we extend these indulgences to our dogs as well. We share turkey with gravy, meatballs, all matter of cheese products, chips, pretzels and occasionally lasagna (my Mom is guilty of that one!) from our holiday table.
As much as they love us for it, some holiday treats can be downright dangerous to our dogs. Chocolate is at the top of the list, which also includes onion, garlic, grapes & raisins, macadamia nuts and alcohol. Many of these things are included in stuffing, cookies, and food gift baskets.
|A healthy Canine Crudites platter can prevent guests from sneaking your dog unhealthy foods from the table|
Preparing a Canine Crudites Platter can curb the temptation to sneak your dog foods that may be harmful to her. The platter contains foods that are safe and healthy for your dog, and they’ll devour these treats with as much gusto as a handful of chips or a wad of pepperoni.
The platter can include slices of banana, apple, boiled sweet potato, or pumpkin - still have that Halloween pumpkin outside? You can add carrots, snap peas, pineapple, or broccoli. Top a few of these with a dollop of peanut butter or organic applesauce and a small biscuit to make it pawsitively irresistible to your dog. You can also mash up tuna fish or cooked chicken, mix with peanut butter and roll into peanut butter balls.
If guests want to give your dog some treats encourage them to offer doggie safe treats from the platter. You can give your dogs these special treats without an ounce of guilt!
A Canine Crudites platter is so easy to prepare, you probably have many of the ingredients in your kitchen already. It’s no-bake, inexpensive, and healthy. Best of all, your dog will love you for it!
|My girls love these healthy snacks!|
What healthy vegetables do your pets like to eat? Leave us a comment and share!