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Hola, from All Kreatures Pet Care

Recently, I started to notice that Lola and Sophie were getting a bit "fluffy."  So, I thought we might start a healthy eating program here at All Kreatures.  I started doing my research on healthy eating options for dogs and cats.  Fruits and vegetables are a good way to go if you are trying to take off a few pounds.  Only problem, if you are a dog or cat, I found out that you have to be very careful in your selections!  First, I learned that dogs are omnivorous and that makes us willing to try out different kinds of foods.  Jazzy (the cat) decided to go healthy with us and I found out that she was going to be very picky, because she is carnivorous.  Cats are also not capable of digesting certain types of foods which make things more difficult. Guess that is where that "finicky cat" thing comes from!

Please tell your people to make sure that the food is baked or steamed and cut up into small pieces and given to us in small amounts.  We don't want to run the risk of being choked or overloading on carbs or calories.  

Here is a list of healthy treats that we love, followed by a list of foods that you will need to stay away from.  Enjoy!

HEALTHY!  Apples (without seeds, poisonous), Blueberries, Strawberries, Watermelon (without seeds), Frozen Bananas, Green Beans, Carrots (raw or cooked), Sweet Potato (cooked, cubed, mashed - no butter or seasoning), Squash, Zucchini, Lettuce, Spinach, Popcorn (unsalted and unbuttered), Catnip or Cat Grass

STAY AWAY!  Grapes and Raisins (toxic), Garlic and Onions (toxic), Tomatoes, Avocado, Mushrooms (wild are the worst kind), Fruits with pits, Nuts (macadamia extremely toxic)

Adios for now!

Paco