Fruits and Veggies for Pets

Whether you’re looking to slim down your pet’s waistline or are just looking for healthy alternatives to commercial pet treats, we’ve got a great list for you! Did you know that many of the fruits and vegetables you eat can also be given as treats to your pet? Just cut up pea-sized pieces for a healthful, low-calorie snack.

Adding New Foods to Pet Diet Introducing new foods into your pet’s diet may cause upset stomach issues such as vomiting or diarrhea. Be cautious by introducing only one new fruit or vegetable at a time so that you can be aware of any health changes.

Fruit- Be sure to wash all fruits and remove rinds, inedible skins, seeds, and pits before feeding to pets.

Feed-Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Mango, Oranges, Pear, Pineapple, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon.

Never Feed-  Grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage for cats and dogs, so avoid feeding these entirely. Citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruit as well as persimmons can cause upset stomach.

Vegetables- Consider steaming or boiling cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, as they are much easier to digest when they are cooked.

Feed-Asparagus, Bell peppers (red, green, yellow), Broccoli ,Cabbage, Carrots ,Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Green beans, Lettuce, Pumpkin, Spinach, Sweet potato, Spinach

Never Feed your pet onions or garlic as they are toxic in all forms: cooked, raw, and even onion powder. These cause damage to the red blood cells, ultimately causing them to burst. Rhubarb and wild mushrooms also contain toxins. We suggest avoiding corn as it is a common allergen among pets.

Featured Dog: Stella

photo(2)Stella is an energetic girl with a fun-loving personality! She is looking for a home where she can be adored for the unique individual she is. She’s housebroken, well-mannered and loves to play with stuffed toys (without destroying them)! She gets along well with other dogs. Round in shape she could use some daily walks to trim her little body and would make a great partner in your exercise routines. She is a Puggle

Other Available Dogs:

Snickers- Male brown white Papillion Friendly and loves going for walks

Bandit- Male tri color terrier blend puppy Full of puppy energy and love

Pepsi – Male black/white lab/pitbull blend Friendly

Featured Cats:  Roscoe and Pascal

Roscoe 8-7-14 001Roscoe is one of those cats that become everyone’s favorite the second they meet him. In addition to his adorable good looks, his personality will win you over in no time. His gentle nature is quite endearing as he rubs his head all over you and charms you with those eyes. He loves attention, but is shy and likes time by himself  and is all around a perfect cat. Roscoe will make a great addition to your family. Come in to meet him today! He came to the shelter with his house mate Pascal


Pascal 8-7-14 003Now this is one handsome gem. Pascal is a family-friendly gentleman with superb manners and is an absolute charmer. He brings Zen to anyone who spends time with him with his incredibly easygoing and relaxed demeanor. Pascal would love nothing more than to be part of a loving family who will care for him and give him the attention he craves for all the years to come. Pascal gets along with: people and other cats. Pascal came to shelter with his housemate Roscoe

Other Available Cats:

Milo 12 week old orange tabby kitten. Full of energy and loves people.

Duke 5 month male gray/white Unusual coloration on his coat. Friendly and playful

Christy 5 month female gray tabby. Very friendly and loving

Tuesday Morning- Friendly but needs to be the only cat in the home.

Sarah- Orange marmalade cat. She is friendly and loving.

Purdy- 5-6 yr female Gray/white tabby. Friendly and likes people

All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximated.
The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 11am until 1 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call 702-346-7415 during these hours to speak to the front desk. Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268.

The animals submitted to the media may have changes so please visit our Petfinder website for a current listing and more detailed information on the animals.