Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Be Careful With Holiday Treats--Pets Can Get Sick!

 

Thanksgiving is coming and we need to be especially careful about overindulging our adorable pets.  It’s hard to resist begging eyes, but human treats are not good for pets. Candy, cookies, ice cream and lattes can make your pet sick. Even though our pets may seem and act human-like, their digestive and immune systems are different than ours. Sugar weakens immunity, making them more susceptible to diabetes, cancer, skin and ear infections. High fat foods such as gravy, pies and cheese can cause IBD or pancreatitis, especially in small pets. There are so many wonderful freeze-dried treats available and some pets even like veggies. Please be careful to keep human goodies away from pets to keep them safe and healthy.