Thanksgiving For Your Pets

Thanksgiving For Your Pets
  • 19 November 2020
  • jeremyjohnson

The holiday season is kicking off and it all begins with Thanksgiving! We are so thankful you’ve allowed us to be part of helping your pets stay fed and healthy.  For us Thanksgiving is all about family and food (which we have covered for the furbabies) but we wanted to offer some tips to make sure your pet has a nice holiday too.

What pet doesn’t want to try Thanksgiving dinner?!  A few small, boneless, and well-cooked pieces of turkey should be fine. But never offer your pal raw or undercooked turkey because it could contain salmonella bacteria.

Keep the leftover carcass (and all bones) away from your pet, too. Dogs and cats have a hard time processing fatty foods like turkey skin, and even small pieces of bone can lead to gastrointestinal injury.

If your doggie or kitty ingests raw bread dough, the yeast will continue to convert the dough’s sugars into carbon dioxide and alcohol, a combination that could become life-threatening for your furry friend.

Besides food, you will want to consider some other things like decorations. Pumpkins and decorative corn aren’t toxic, but ingesting too much can give your pet a bad case of tummy upset. You’ll also want to be careful with candles that curious puppies and kitties could knock over, as well as any decorations that have small pieces that your pet could easily choke on.
Many people enjoy brightening up their dinner table with a pretty floral arrangement. Just make sure you are familiar with which plants are poisonous to dogs and cats.  Some popular fall plants often found in festive decorations that are toxic to both include autumn crocus, chrysanthemum
and acorns from oak trees.

Finally, be mindful if you are planning on having guests over. Some pets can get anxious with strangers around.  Make sure to check the door when people come in so your fur ball doesn’t escape!