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Passover For Pets?

I attended my first Seder on Saturday night, and I learned a ton! In households that honor Passover, one of the rules is to rid the home of chametz – anything with wheat, barley, rye, oats, or spelt – which technically includes pet foods with grains. Not only is it forbidden to eat chametz yourself, but you also shouldn't feed it to pets! If your furry friend eats a traditional dry diet, this may be a nice time to introduce raw food meals. KosherPets offers freeze-dried raw beef patties for dogs or cats with added vitamins and minerals and no artificial flavors or colors. These table-quality foods are much easier than cooking up the meat each day and can be served with water or broth – using a provided meal plan based on an animal's weight.


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Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Argh. I wish I'd known this stuff last week, when we were getting the synagogue I work at ready for Passover. The resident cat's on a diet of all canned food now, and I don't know if that's a good thing for it.
lightheaded lightheaded 9 years
From what I understand, if ridding chametz from diet poses a health risk, chametz is okay. I never heard of anyone extending passover to pets though!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
you should always slowly change foods! But like pet said, if you've been thinking about a raw diet, now might be the time. I don't think I'll change his food totally, but I like to add this sort of thing to his regular kibble, spice it up a bit
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
I think I would be a bit worried about a sudden change in the pet's diet. Even though the food is table-quality, I am thinking that such a change might lead to stomach upset, diarrhea or vomiting?
wren1 wren1 9 years
I didn't know the rules applied to pets, either!
TokiDokiMi TokiDokiMi 9 years
I Didn't know passover extended to pets, hmmm Learn something new everyday. ~Val
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