It can be tough to resist the puppy-dog eyes and persuasive purrs, but all the rich food, decorations and upcoming celebrations can cause problems for our animal companions. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving:
Don’t leave wine glasses at snout or tail level.
Alcohol is a real problem for pets, and overactive tails can knock over glasses.
Keep cut flowers and centerpieces out of paw’s reach.
Many of the most beautiful plants are poisonous to pets. Ribbons, strings, and sticks are a danger as cats love to play with them and if ingested, they can become caught in the intestinal tract. Potpourri also contains herbs and oils that can be toxic.
Careful with the turkey & trimmings!
Turkey skin, gravy, and drippings are all high in fat and can cause pancreatitis in pets. Bones are a choking hazard, as is the tasty twine you used to secure your bird. If your stuffing contains raisins, onion, garlic, nutmeg, nuts, butter, or mushrooms, it’s a no-no for fido – and felines, too.
If you need more info or have questions about keeping your pet safe and healthy during the holiday, please feel free to contact us at (503) 360-9695.