Pet Safety Tips: Thanksgiving Day

There Could Be Hidden Dangers in Your Thanksgiving Day Meal When It Comes to Your Pets

(HOUSTON) November 24, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day celebrations may be smaller for many this year due to the pandemic, but we still have so much to be thankful for this year, including our pets. While pets are considered to be members of the family, some Thanksgiving Day meals have several hidden dangers that can be toxic to your pet. Here are some tips to keep top of mind this Turkey Day:

Avoid
• Turkey Skin – high in fat and seasoning can cause indigestion
• Turkey Bones – can easily break and become lodged in your pet’s throat or stomach

Poisonous Foods
• Raisins or grapes
• Onions
• Chocolate
• Alcohol

Additional Tips
• Ask family members to all agree not to feed pets food from the table.
• Keep pets away from floral arrangements, potpourri, candles, and the garbage can.

Looking for a special treat for your pet? Pure, canned pumpkin is a low-calorie treat that is filling and tasty, as well as green beans and carrots.
If your pet consumes any of those listed poisonous foods, call your veterinarian right away. You will need to know your pet’s weight and how much was consumed.

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