Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Healthy Indulgence Recipe for Dogs & Cats!


Want your pet to indulge in Thanksgiving dinner…safely?
...just follow the recipe below!*

Thanksgiving Day Indulgence Recipe for Dogs and Cats: 
Turkey – white meat, roasted or boiled, no skin or bone      1 cup chopped   200 kcal
Sweet potato – baked, with skin, no salt                               1 cup mashed     180 kcal
Acorn squash – baked, no salt, no skin                                1 cup cubed        115 kcal
Green beans – frozen, boiled, no salt                                    1 cup                    40 kcal
                                                                                               4 cups                535 kcal

Serving Sizes for Toppings:
Cats and dogs up to 20#:
Top ½ usual serving of regular food with ½ cup of mixture above
Top with approximately 50 kcal of a single option from above.

Dogs up to 20-40#:
Top ½ usual serving of regular food with 1 cup of mixture above
Top with approximately 150 kcal of a single option from above. 

Dogs over 40#:
Top ½ usual serving of regular food with 1 ¼ - 1 ½ cup of the mixture above
Top with approximately 200 kcal of a single option from above.

Cooking tips:
For Turkey, up to 1 ½ tsp. of Olive oil may be used to roast.
Seasonings: safe options include turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Use up to ¼ tsp. of each per 1 cup serving. 
Combining – this works well, especially for cats and small dogs.  After cooking, place in a food processor or blender to mix into pate consistency. 
Feed 1 topping portion per day and save the remaining amount in the refrigerator for up to 5 days of additional toppings.  Larger batches can be made and stored in the freezer.

*This is a generalized recipe is based on a healthy pet with a normal digestive system.  Although this recipe should be safe for almost any cat or dog, each pet is different and there is no guarantee that he or she will not experience gastrointestinal effects from being introduced to new foods.
**This recipe has not been formulated for long term, complete nutrition.

Fresh, whole foods can enhance your pet’s health if prepared and fed appropriately!
If you would like to learn more about home cooked toppings or complete home cooked nutrition for your pet, Dr. Nell would be happy to see you for a Nutrition Consult at Lombard Animal Hospital located at
607 NE Lombard ST, Portland, OR 97211.

You can schedule today by calling 503.285.2337!


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