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October is Pet Wellness Month!

October is Pet Wellness Month!  Do you know which fruits and vegetables are safe for your pets?  Here is a handy list of SAFE and NOT SAFE fruits and veggies for your pets:

 

SAFE

 

  • Apples without the seeds or core (apple seeds contain chemical compounds that are poisonous to animals)
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon without seeds
  • Cantaloupe
  • Frozen bananas
  • Green beans
  • Carrots – raw or cooked
  • Sweet potato – cooked, cubed or mashed without butter or seasoning; regular potatoes are also good, but limit the amount since they are high in sugar and can lead to weight gain
  • Squash, zucchini
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Popcorn – unsalted and unbuttered
  • Catnip or cat grass

 

UNSAFE

 

  • Grapes and raisins – contain chemical compounds that are toxic to dogs
  • Garlic and onions – have chemical properties that can be toxic and life-threatening to dogs and cats
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Mushrooms, particularly wild mushrooms
  • Fruits with pits, such as peaches, cherries, plums.  In some cases the pits can be toxic or can be a choking hazard
  • Nuts, particularly macadamia nuts which are toxic to pets.

 

Check out petMD's full article on Healthy Snacks and how to prepare them here:  http://www.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/evr_multi_healthy_snacks?roi=echo3-38117406762-37923855-0545d6913278562cd5b833f6fa5f70d1&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=NWS_10_04_16&utm_content=NWS_HealthySnacks