Thursday, November 21, 2013
Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pets !
Friends and family around the dinner table loaded with lots of goodies. Sharing stories, catching up with what's happening and just lots of love and good cheer.
And if you are like me.. my dog is sitting right next to my feet at the dinner table waiting for some yummy goodies also. If you have cats, I am pretty sure they are eyeing you just waiting for someone to drop something or walk away from their plates... LOL !
But, there are some items that can make pets sick during the Thanksgiving holidays, so here are some safety tips for your pets during this wonderful time.
For more information regarding safety pet tips, please go to: www.aspca.org.
If you decide to give your pet some turkey, please make sure it is boneless and well-cooked. Do not feed raw or undercooked turkey. Just like people, they can get salmonella poisoning.
Everyone loves using Sage when making stuffing. This particular herb, along with many others, can cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous depression to pets if eaten in large quantities. Cats are especially sensitive to certain essential oils.
Do not feed your pets raw bread dough. When this is ingested by an animal, his/her body heat causes the dough to rise in his/her stomach. As it expands, your pet may vomit, experience severe abdominal pain and bloating. This could become a life-threatening issue, requiring surgery.
Please try and keep your pets out of the cake batter. If it includes raw eggs, they could get salmonella poisoning.
Too Much of Anything:
It is okay to offer your pets small amounts of cooked turkey, maybe some mashed potatoes or even a small lick of pumpkin pie, but don't overdo it. Just like people, this could cause a very upset stomach, diarrrhea or even worse, an inflammatory condition of the pancreas called pancreatitis. The best thing you can do for your pets is just keep them on their normal food during the holidays.
One of the things you can do to keep your pets entertained while you are having dinner and socializing with your friends and family, is to get them a Kong filled with pet treats or a Nylabone.
We, at Snaggle Foot Dog Walks and Pet Care - Round Lake, would like to wish everyone (people and pets) a very very Happy Thanksgiving!!