English: Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine, USA 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
6 Thanksgiving Day Side Dishes that You CAN Share with Your Dog
The holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is right at our door step. What do you think of when you think of Thanksgiving? Family gatherings? Festive outings? Many of us tend to think about our bountiful harvest. While we don’t just mean literally our harvest, food is synonymous with Thanksgiving. After all, food is the centerpiece of the table so to speak. And as we plan for our menus and festivities we tend to wonder, “What part of our meal is suitable to share with our beloved dogs?”
After we received our delivery from Backyard Produce, we thought the same thing. “Can my dogs eat these vegetables, too?” We did some research and found out – yes, your dog can eat all of these healthy side dishes (in moderation, of course). Here’s why:
Spinach is an amazing super food for both you and your dog! This super food will help fight cardiovascular disease, anti-inflammatory diseases, and canine cancer and is packed with iron!
Green Beans are an excellent source of vitamins K, C, A, as well as fiber, folic acid, calcium, iron, niacin, copper, manganese, potassium, omega -3 fatty acids, beta carotene AND riboflavin. Whew! Now there’s a mouthful of goodness!! This low calorie dose of goodness can be used as a healthy snack any day of the year – not just Thanksgiving!
Squash is amazing for the digestive system! Squash can be used year round to help promote a healthy digestive tract!
Beets are known for many healing qualities but are best known for aiding in the detoxification of your liver – and your dog’s liver too!
Pumpkin is fiber rich, which makes it another healthy snack or natural remedy for your dog! Is your dog prone to bouts of constipation or diarrhea? Well, pumpkin promotes healthy intestinal healthy which includes softening of stool! It doesn’t. That’s not it folks. Pumpkin also absorbs water, which in turn will keep your dog hydrated! So as you’re baking your pumpkin pies, a little taste for Fido just might do him some good. Canned or fresh pumpkin are both acceptable!
Sweet Potatoes are packed with vitamins E, A, B-6 and C, and as if that wasn’t enough they are also loaded with potassium, iron, thiamine and copper! Just remember, keep your dog’s potatoes free of skin!
So, as you plan your menu this year and are subsequently enjoying your Thanksgiving day feast, keep your dog in mind! Be careful what you share with him. The powerhouses we listed above are sure fits for Thanksgiving and every day. AND save yourself one less trip to the grocery store by enlisting the help of Back Yard Produce and Market. They deliver right to your door!
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