Thanksgiving Day Pet Tips
Categories: Pet Tips
Bones can be hazardous to your pet!
Yes, dog bones are common treats seen in pet stores. However, that doesn’t mean it’s safe to give your pets just ANY bone. Those left over bones, especially cooked ones, can be extremely hazardous to your pets! Bones can become brittle, splinter, and pose a choking hazard to your furry loved one. They can possibly get stuck in their stomach’s too! Bone fragments can interfere with their bowel movements, cause constipation or even lead to serious life threatening damage to their little bodies. So keep those turkey wishbones away from your pets!
Foods to avoid giving your pet
Speaking of poisonous table scraps, here’s a list of food to avoid giving your pet: chocolate, onions, garlic, chives, bread, grapes, raisins, alcohol, xylitol, and we’ll mention it again, avoid the bones! Check out the ASPCA list of foods to avoid giving pets.
Keep trash cans and table scraps out of reach of your pet
Table scraps can be poisonous to your pet. Make sure your trash bin is not easy for them to access! Take extra precaution with sneaky, clever, trash-can-raiding pets.
Remind guests not to feed your pets
Uh oh! Fluffy is giving your guests those cute begging eyes! Your guests may not be aware of what foods are safe for your pet to eat. Be sure to remind everyone not to feed your pets any table scraps, no matter how cute their adorable begging face may be. Try keeping out a jar of pet treats so that your pet can join in on the Thanksgiving day fun! That may encourage your guests to feed them pet treats rather than human food.
Keep pets calm
If you’re planning on having guests over, it can be stressful for some pets. If your pet is easily stressed around strangers, then move them to a quiet room. Have their favorite toys and treats near them to keep them occupied.
Keep an eye on the front door
With many guests coming through your door, make sure your pet can’t dart out the door! Pets can possibly escape while one of your guests is leaving or coming into your home. Make sure your pet is not near the door when it’s open or keep them in a separate room.
Keep current ID on your pets
Pets can get lost at any time but chances increase when you have guests entering/exiting your home or when you’re traveling with your pet. Always make sure your pet is wearing ID tags with the accurate information. Invest in microchipping your pets too! If your pet is already microchipped, make sure it’s activated and the information is up-to-date.