By Will & Deb on Nov 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Every Monday we’ll be dedicating our post to Momo - focusing on all the fun things she’s been up to and everything that is making her curly tail wag.

Since Thanksgiving is this week, our first Momo Monday is all about the special ways you can show your beloved four-legged friend that you are thankful for them.

We all hear it - don't feed your dog any table scraps, but we figure as long as you know what foods to avoid and your dog doesn't have any food allergies or digestive issues - a few treats here and there (especially on turkey day) will be a welcome surprise for your pup.

Dogs want to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner too!

If you have time, a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving with your dog is to make them a special meal ahead of time and serve it to them while you enjoy your dinner. Here’s a great recipe that your dog is sure to love. Turkey Loaf Dinner Ingredients:

• 2 pounds ground turkey

• 1/2 cup cooked peas and carrots

• 1 egg, beaten

• 1 cup cooked rice

• 1/2 cup canned low-fat gravy


• Grease a loaf pan; set aside.

• In a large bowl mix turkey, vegetables, eggs and rice. Put into pan.

• Pour the gravy over the loaf and bake in a preheated oven at 350° for 1 hour or until nicely browned on top.

• Cool and serve.

Another great way to give your pet a treat is to mix in some goodies straight into their kibble. Even though Momo is really good about eating her food, we know she'll be sniffing around the table when the turkey comes out of the oven. We'll be sure to add some chopped pieces of turkey (no skin or bones), cooked carrots and peas and a spoon full of gravy to make her Thanksgiving meal a real treat.

Keep your pup’s tummy happy

Although Thanksgiving is one of those days everyone stuffs themselves silly - be careful to not overfeed your pup. A little turkey meat and veggies are fine (on occasion), but just be sure to avoid these:

• Alcoholic beverages

• Avocado

• Chocolate (all forms)

• Coffee (all forms)

• Fatty foods

• Macadamia nuts

• Moldy or spoiled foods

• Onions, onion powder

• Raisins and grapes

• Salt

• Yeast dough

• Garlic

• Artificial sweeteners

In the event your dog does eat something toxic - Don't panic. If your dog seems normal, but you are pretty sure they ingested something toxic, call your veterinarian¡ or the Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435) immediately.

Full bellies, heavy eyelids

We all know how tired we get with a belly full of turkey. Make sure to check out our website for our full selection of dog beds – you’re sure to find one that will be the perfect place for your dog to take a nap. Just ask Momo, she loves hers.

Posted in Momo Mondays by Will & Deb on Nov 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

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