Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and feasting, but it’s also a time to think about the safety and well-being of our beloved pets. While we’re busy preparing a delicious Thanksgiving meal and traveling to visit loved ones, it’s essential to consider our furry family members. Our CityVet DVM, Dr. Neely, shares with us tips for pet safety, what not to feed your pets, whether it’s okay to give them table scraps, alternative ways to involve your pets in the festivities, and tips for safe road trips and pet boarding during Thanksgiving.
While Thanksgiving feasts are a delight for us, they can be a danger to our pets. Some common foods can be toxic to animals.
While it’s tempting to share the joy of your Thanksgiving meal with your furry friend, it’s best to avoid giving them table scraps. Instead, prepare a special pet-friendly treat in advance, such as a small amount of plain, cooked turkey or a pet-safe recipe. Remember that sudden dietary changes can upset their stomach, so moderation is key.
Thanksgiving can still be a joyous time for your pets without sharing human food. Try these alternatives:
If you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving, ensure your pet’s safety and comfort:
If you decide to board your pet during your Thanksgiving trip, follow these tips:
Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude for our family, and our pets are no exception. By taking steps to ensure their safety, comfort, and happiness, you can include them in the festivities and make Thanksgiving a joyful time for every member of the family.
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