Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely with Your Furry Friends

The holiday season is in full swing, and as Thanksgiving approaches, we’re gearing up for cherished moments with loved ones. Our pets, integral members of the family, deserve to partake in the festivities without any worries. In this blog, we’ll delve into crucial Thanksgiving safety tips to guarantee that your four-legged companions enjoy the holiday as much as you do.

Mind the Menu: While the temptation to share Thanksgiving delights with your pet is strong, not all human foods are safe for them. Avoid sharing cooked bones, onions, garlic, fatty foods, chocolate, grapes, and alcohol, as they can pose serious risks to your pet’s health.

Safe Treats Only: If you’re planning to treat your pet on Thanksgiving, opt for pet-friendly options. Prepare some safe snacks in advance to ensure your furry friend indulges in a delicious and safe feast.

Secure the Trash: With a feast comes leftovers, and some can be hazardous to your pet’s health. Keep your trash securely sealed to prevent your curious companion from getting into potentially harmful items.

Create a Safe Space: Holiday gatherings can be overwhelming for some pets. If your furry friend is easily stressed, set up a quiet, safe space where they can retreat when needed.

No Table Scraps: Resist the urge to feed your pet table scraps, and educate your guests to do the same. Maintaining a consistent and healthy diet is crucial, even during the holidays.

Decorate with Care: While holiday decorations add to the festive atmosphere, they can be enticing and potentially dangerous to pets. Keep ornaments, tinsel, and electrical cords out of reach.

Watch the Door: With guests coming and going, there’s a risk of your pet slipping out unnoticed. Ensure your pet is properly identified with a collar and updated microchip.

Emergency Numbers: As a responsible pet owner, have your veterinarian’s contact information and the number for an emergency veterinary clinic readily available for unexpected incidents.

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and togetherness. By adhering to these safety tips, you can ensure that your pet joins the celebrations without compromising their health. From our veterinary family to yours, we wish you and your furry friends a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and delicious food for both humans and pets! If you have any concerns about your pet’s health during the holidays, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!