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Gobble Gobble

Gobble Gobble!

Health tips for your rescue dog

Cavalier Rescue of Florida wishes you, your pup and their forever family a Happy Thanksgiving! As you’re getting ready for your Thanksgiving feast, keep in mind that pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween and pies - it can serve as an aide to digestive health AND a tasty treat for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Pumpkin is a great source of potassium, carotenoids, Vitamins A and C, and fiber. In fact, the fiber in pumpkin can help your Cavalier feel fuller longer – promoting weight management! Adding a little pumpkin to your pup’s meal can also help to relieve digestive upset, like diarrhea and constipation. Pumpkin may already be an ingredient in your Cavalier’s food. But if not, try plain, canned, pureed, or fresh cooked pumpkin - starting with 1⁄2 teaspoon...small portions for seniors and puppies alike, despite their big appetites.

It’s not just humans that overeat at the holidays; some of us may be a bit indulgent with our Cavaliers. Despite their pure-bred and royal lineage, we know how much they LOVE to eat! Adopt healthier choices for your rescue dog health tip; there are plenty of fall favorites that are tasty and safe options for your Blenheim, Ruby Tri-Color or Black and Tans to share (in small portions) during holiday "feast-ivities."

  • Potatoes and sweet potatoes

  • (no butter, sour cream, salt, or pepper)

  • Turkey – no skin or bones

  • Green beans

  • Plain peas

  • Apples

  • Carrots

  • Pumpkin

Don’t surrender to those cute faces… these are a NO NO!

  • NO, Raisins and grapes

  • NO Onions, scallions, and garlic

  • NO Fatty foods, breads, desserts, chocolate

Love, the Cavies! Xo

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