Feeding Your Morkie
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Despite scenes like this one:

The turkey is bigger than the dog.
Rule number one…Don’t leave the holiday turkey alone on the kitchen counter!
“Forget the Kibble and Bits…this turkey is mine”!

 

…..you’re probably feeling very fortunate to have a Morkie for a pet! They’re smart, affectionate, loyal and loving. What more could you want in a little dog? (Well maybe a little less barking and a little better potty training.)
In the meantime, let’s refresh our memories –

FOODS YOUR MORKIE CANNOT HAVE AT THANKSGIVING 

  • no turkey for dogsturkey dark meat and skin – it’s pretty fatty which in turn can lead to pancreatitis and other health problems. A little bit of white meat might be OK, although a change of diet often results in diarrhea. With all you’ve got going on today, you don’t need that.
  • bones of any kind – very dangerous, since they can splinter within the Morkie’s digestive system, causing real damage
  • garlic, onion, leeks or chives
  • candy or dessert of any kind – too sweet. And anything with sugar substitute Xylitol, is highly poisonous.
  • raisins, grapes
  • alcohol
  • Chocolate, coffee and caffeine
  • most nuts

FOODS YOUR MORKIE CAN HAVE AT THANKSGIVING

  • veggies lightly steamed, including carrots, kale, green beans, spinach and sweet potatoes
  • plain, unsweetened yogurt
  • raw pumpkin seeds – rich in vitamin K and other good things
  • apples – without any part of the core or seeds
  • blueberries
  • these three of nuts are OK for dogs in moderation: Raw Almonds, Cashews and Brazil Nuts
  • pumpkin – plain canned or plain, cooked pumpkin. NOT pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin is magic – it can help stop diarrhea AND constipation!
  • both cranberries and dried cranberries are safe to feed to dogs in small quantities. Avoid cranberry sauce since it has lots of sugar and might even contain raisins or grapes.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Norah

    really good information, thank you!

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