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Quarantine Fifteen

Hi All,

Oscar here. Well, this is our new life, or so it seems, for the near future at least. We're pretty much stuck in our homes, not able to leave. It stinks. But while some people are taking advantage of the opportunity to learn a new skill or read more books, I've heard from many of you that you're passing away the time another way—eating everything not nailed down. And then eating some more. It's called the #quarantinefifteen and it's a thing.

But while you humans are embracing some bad habits, we're noticing another trend—you're overfeeding your pets, too. Case in point, Dr. S.' daughter's pup, Bernie, has had a pretty rotten case of the poops as a result of his owners mistakenly feeding him eggplant parm. So while you may think it's sweet to feed your pet off your plate, and a little human food never hurt anyone, you still need to remember what they can—and can't eat. Case in point, while eggplant parm seems like a relatively inoffensive dish for a dog, tomato sauce is super acidic—nono. Dairy isn't great for pups—cheese is a nono. And there's fried stuff in it.  Even though we get the inclination to indulge pets in comfort eating, think twice about what's going in their mouths—and what might come out the other end as a result. And if you're not sure about what is or is not OK, check with the PPAC—we're open for business. And remember to stock up on pet food when you stock up on your own food.

And if you still want ways to keep them fit, bring them out with you when you go for a walk or a run (short distances only!) Pets can use exercise just as much as we can. And if you prefer to stay indoors, you can always try this instead:


Til' next time,

Osar.

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