Eat your veggies: It’s National Nutrition Month

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When we were growing up, Mom always told us to clean our plates. But that’s generally not an issue for the cats, dogs, guinea pigs, birds, goats, rabbits, and even the mice living at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. And while a well-balanced diet is important for the animals every day, National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to highlight the significance of good eating habits.

Enjoy some photos of Sanctuary residents enjoying mealtime.

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Mouse eating a blueberry
Hope my eyes aren't bigger than my stomach.


Dog waiting to eat a treat
I’m sitting. I’m sitting!


Guinea pig eating cilantro by a toy car
I’ll take mine to go.


Little black kitten eating directly from a can of cat food
It’s mine, all mine!


Pair of cockatiels eating seeds
I love eating food on a stick!


Goat eating hay
They say hay is for horses. I beg to differ.


Dog playing with a food puzzle
What’s a guy gotta do to get a kibble outta this thing?


Litter of puppies eating from a big round bowl
Nom, nom, nom …


Pair of rabbits eating some cilantro
Come on, just a little nibble
Pascal and Sabine are available for adoption.


Cat working to get some kibbles from a food puzzle
Kibble get in ma mouth
Lightfoot is available for adoption.

Baby mouse getting fed through a syringe
I know I’m cute as a button ― about that size, too.


Dog next to an empty food bowl with a clock behind him
Know what time it is? It’s empty food bowl o’clock.

Photos by Best Friends staff