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November 22, 2011
Last minute Thanksgiving tips
Last minute Thanksgiving tips Can you believe that Thanksgiving is already here?! Now is the holiday rush season and soon it will be 2012. Crazy. A few Thanksgiving tips so that all family members can enjoy this great holiday and another dog friendly recipe. Just because this holiday is known to us humans as a time to overindulge in food, the same should not be true of our dogs. Too much fatty foods for a dog can lead to upset stomach, diarrhea, or a life-threatening condition called pancreatitis. A little extra on Thursday is fine but donít overdo it. Even though the pleading eyes may argue otherwise. Be careful of turkey bones. They can be sharp and potentially dangerous. They can become lodged in a dogís digestive tract for days. Donít leave plates lying around with bones and make sure you dispose of them in a trash outside (and out of the way of a crafty pooch). Having lots of people over to your house is not as enjoyable with a rowdy pup. Make sure you take your dog out on a long walk, to the park or throw the ball to get out that extra energy. All species will be thankful. Dog-friendly Turkey and Cranberry Meatballs 1lb ground turkey 1 T olive oil 1 egg 1 slice of whole wheat bread 1/4 dried cranberries Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a food processor combine all above ingredients. Form into balls and on a greased baking sheet cook for 20 to 25 minutes until cooked through. Fido will be thankful. You can put cooled meatballs in a Kong to make the goodness last longer. Share with other doggie friends or save leftovers for another time. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!