Thanksgiving is all about sharing, and while you might be tempted to invite your pet to join you as you indulge ….. please don’t!
Here are 10 safety tips to help keep your pets safe this holiday – and to keep the “Happy” in Thanksgiving!
Holiday times can be joyful or a source of stress for all of us, and that goes for our pets, too! With some advanced planning and a little training, you can make things more festive and fun for your pet(s) and less stressful for you!
And … just like what we tell ourselves at the beginning of each holiday ….. try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible.
Pets can be very sensitive to changes in their environment and routines. I know it is difficult during the holidays, but try and preserve a few of your pet’s routines:
- regular meal schedules
- exercise or play sessions
- and arrange a place in your home for “quiet time”
The added stress and excitement of holiday festivities can increase your dog’s thirst too, so make sure your dog has plenty of fresh water to drink.
If your dog is the excitable or anxious type, they might benefit from a Thundershirt, to help him calm down and relax. But … always ask your veterinarian about their recommendations as well, and how much you should use and how often.
- Toxic Turkey:
- Onions & Garlic:
- Grapes and Raisins:
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- Food Wrappings:
- Fresh Water:
- Quiet Time:
- Diet and Exercise:
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