How to Prepare your Dog or Cat for Passover
by Ian Germann
Wednesday, April 5th marks the beginning of Passover. Also known as ‘Pesach’, Passover is a major Jewish holiday that celebrates the Israelites escape from slavery, as detailed in the Bible. For 8 days, those who participate must abstain from any food made with leavened grains. This ‘Chametz’ includes wheat, barley, oats, rye and spelt. There’s a lot of preparation that comes with Passover, and if you’re a pet owner, you’ll want to make sure your furry friend is ready for the big holiday as well. Here’s what you should do to properly prepare your pet for Passover.
Clean your home: Before Passover, it’s important to clean your home thoroughly to get rid of any chametz (leavened products). We recommend a thorough vacuuming session (especially in the kitchen) to catch any crumbs of possible leavened products that may be lurking around. Make sure to move any pet food, treats, or toys that may have chametz ingredients, and remember to check the labels of any toys that your pet may chew on.
Consult with your vet: Before making any significant changes to your pet’s diet or routine, it’s always a good idea to speak with your veterinarian. They can offer advice on any dietary restrictions or changes that may need to be made to ensure your pet stays healthy during the holiday.
Gradually switch to kosher dog food: When introducing new food into your pet’s diet, it’s a good idea to slowly introduce the new food with the old food, gradually replacing the old food overtime until only the new food is left. This helps give your pet time to adjust to their new food while avoiding possible stomach issues such as diarrhea and vomiting.
For those looking for kosher pet food, Evanger’s has a plethora of pet foods that are cRc Kosher endorsed for Passover by the Chicago Rabbinical Council. From our Organics line to our hand packed and super premium cans, Evanger’s is sure to have a kosher food option that your pet will love!
With these precautionary steps and the help of Evanger’s Dog Food, preparing your pet for Passover has never been easier. Chag Sameach!
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