Keep your friends healthy this weekend, and review these Thanksgiving safety tips for pets including…
The biggest hazards to pets on Thanksgiving:
- Rich, fatty foods (turkey skins, gravy, etc,) can contribute to pancreatitis. This inflammation of the digestive gland is painful and can be serious–requiring emergency veterinary assistance.
- Cooked bones can splinter and cause tears or obstruction in a pet’s digestive tract.
- Baking strings, if ingested, can create trouble if ingested by your pet.
- Onions in holiday stuffing can lead to canine anemia if consumed by your dog.
- Grapes and raisin toxins can cause kidney failure in pets.
- Ingesting chocolate can kill your pet.
- Caffeine and alcohol are also toxic for pets.
- Keep all goodies out of reach!
Comments on The cutest Public Service Announcement ever: remember your pets on Thanksgiving
Great reminder, but I find it scary it only warns about feeding onions to dogs. Please don’t feed them to your cat, either! Our kitty is getting shredded turkey breast tonight because we’re paranoid cat-parents.
FYI, *raw* (uncooked) turkey bones are perfectly safe for animals. They only become brittle after cooking.
My boys (dogs) always eat Thanksgiving dinner with us. They had turkey and sweet potatoes last night! And then climbed on the counter and attacked my cheese ball. no dessert for them! lol
People always look at me like I have two heads when I tell them onions are toxic to dogs – why would I lie about that? I guess I should just print out this picture and list and carry it with me, people seem more willing to listen to funny pictures 😉 such cute pups!
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