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Parsnips: This Holiday Side Dish Can Be a Crunchy Pet Treat

With the holidays just around the corner, this humble but versatile vegetable should be part of your dinner spread. If you've got a few pieces to share, add them to your pet's food bowl so they can enjoy its crunchy goodness.

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  • Parsnips have a naturally nutty or earthy flavor, with a hint of sweetness, like a carrot. This crunchy vegetable has plenty to offer, including vitamins C, K and folate, as well as antioxidants, which can all benefit your digestive health and immunity
  • Many of its benefits come from its wide array of phytochemicals, including the flavonols kaempferol and quercetin, which have immune-boosting, antioxidant, cancer-protective and cardioprotective benefits for you and your pet
  • The phytochemicals falcarinol (FaOH) and falcarindiol (FaDOH), which are unique to the Apiaceae plant family, also have anti-inflammatory and antifungal activities, and even potential anticancer effects
  • Add small amounts of parsnips to your pet's meal. Cut them up into small, bite-sized pieces to prevent any choking hazard

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