Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
We hope that today you get a chance to enjoy some time with your family, and give thanks however you can for the good people and things you have in your life. If you are reading this blog, your pets are most likely at the top of your list! I am so thankful for Rooney because he brings us so much joy every single day.
However, one way that we will show Rooney thanks this evening is by giving him a special meal (no table scraps included).
Our favorite dog food company, Petcurean, has released a brand new line of NOW FRESHTM stews and pâtés for dogs and cats.
What can you expect in these recipes?
- 100% Fresh Wild Salmon, Turkey, or Pork
- Nutrient rich Turkey Bone Broth
- Omega 3 & 6 oils from coconuts and canola to promote skin and coat health
- Flaxseed, an excellent source of dietary fibre and essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids
- Dried kelp, a natural source of iodine, dietary fibre, vitamins, and minerals
- Zero Genetically Engineered Ingredients
- Zero grains, gluten, wheat, beef, chicken, corn, or soy
- Zero rendered meats, by-products, added growth hormones or artificial preservatives
- Industry-leading Recyclable and Reclosable Tetra Pak® Cartons
What do I love most about these new recipes?
As pet parents, we often want our pets to celebrate with us. Sure, Rooney has no idea what day it is, he doesn’t know that today is a celebration day. Yet, we still want to provide him with a special dinner. Receipes like these stews and pâtés provide pet parents with an opportunity to make their pets feel special, without giving into the temptation of table scraps.
Therefore, Rooney is excited to try stew tonight in addition to his regular dinner so that we can all celebrate this evening!
Why is it so important to avoid table scraps?
Today’s meals will be full of all sorts of good spices, dressings, and fattening foods that we look forward to eating every year. However, because your pet doesn’t regularly consume those dishes, it can result in illness, specifically pancreatitis. When I worked in the veterinary hospital, we called Black Friday, Pancreatitis Friday. Because at least 1/2 of the cases we saw the day after Thanksgiving had pancreatitis because someone fed them table scraps.
Here is a brief overview from PetMD about what Pancreatitis treatment looks like for dogs:
Treatment for pancreatitis is essentially symptomatic and supportive. The goal is to keep the patient comfortable and otherwise healthy while interrupting the inflammation-tissue damage-more inflammation cycle. Most dogs are hospitalized so they can receive fluid therapy, pain relievers, anti-nausea medications, antibiotics, and sometimes plasma transfusions. Once a dog’s condition is stable and he can drink, eat, and take his medications by mouth, he can go home to finish his recuperation.
Therefore, keep your eyes on your family members and make sure no one is sneaking table scraps to your pet this evening!
How will you and your pet be celebrating Thanksgiving?
Disclaimer: I am a blogger advocate for Petcurean. I am compensated for providing my opinion on Petcurean products. However, My Kid Has Paws only provides reviews for products that we feel our audience will enjoy. Additionally, Petcurean is the food we feed Rooney every day.