Thanksgiving Tips – Keeping Your Pets Safe this Holiday

Thanksgiving is a fun day for the whole family. It’s a day where we meet with our closest family and friends to feast on delicious food and bask in each other’s company. However, we must remember things that can be dangerous to our furry, scaly, and feathered friends and practice diligence to keep them out of harm’s way.

For a fun, safe holiday for both you
 
and your pets, try to remember a few tips:

 

 

  • Snack Attack:
    It’s easy to get distracted by the merriment and let your precious pet sneak some snacks, but it’s important to remember that they cannot always eat what we can. Try not to leave them unsupervised around any of the Thanksgiving food, and remind your guests not to sneak any table scraps to your pet. Please see the “menu” below of items that can be harmful to your pets and why.
  • The Nose Knows:
    Excessive noise, new faces, new smells… This can all be overwhelming for your pet. Please remember and remind your guests that they need their space too. Know the warning signs that your pet is stressed. If appropriate, have a safe space for them to be able to go to.
  • Chewer’s Remorse:
    Watch out for non-food items that your pet may decide to snack on. Items such as baking string, oven bags, turkey bones, and various holiday decorates can be very detrimental to your dog’s health if swallowed.

Erik wishes you a happy and safe Thanksgiving

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