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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tips to keep Your Pets Safe On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dog courtesy of the ASPCA's website.
We have to be honest: As careful as Parental Unit is with both her food and mine, she didn't realize that some of the typical Thanksgiving fare listed in both Dog Fancy's holiday safety tips compiled by veterinarians, and the ASPCA's pet safety recommendations could be hazardous to your dog, cat or both. For example, we knew about chocolate, raisins and grapes, but NOT about sage, bread dough or macadamia nuts. And NO turkey bones! They're no different than chicken bones: soft, hollow and splinter easily, potentially causing damage to your pet's digestive tract.

But the good news is that plain cooked turkey and even small amounts of unadorned potatoes and vegetables should be just fine-whew!

You know, we appreciate having these tips congregated in one or two places to make our lives easier (and safer), and we think many of them are just common sense. But our lives are so busy these days, especially around the holidays, that we can easily take leave of our senses and say, leave a trash bag on the floor unattended-did you know that most dogs who visit the emergency room during the holidays have gotten into the trash? So it's good to be reminded of these potential pet hazards lurking in the holiday festivities and take heed.

Why not take a quick glance at these two short articles to refresh your memory and keep your pets safe and healthy over this long holiday weekend. We hope you all have a splendid time!



10 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Lots of Golden Thanks for the reminders. Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Tank said...

Thanks for letting me know that all the good stuff will be in the trash bag!

j/k... Have a nice holiday Bocci

Clive said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Those tips are great!

best wishes
Clive and Murray

Roo said...

Great tips :) Wishing you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Gloria said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower!!! We will too!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

meowmeowmans said...

Great tips. Thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. :)

Priscilla said...

Thanks for your good tips!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Sagira said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for sharing the articles. What a cute photo. :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happee Thanksgiving
Benny & Lily

Blair Sorrel said...

Greetings! Please see the recent canine shockings/electrocution on StreetZaps, please see our safety guidelines. I confer with Con Edison's Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units; The National Electric Code showcases the site. Shock victim, Aric Roman's, case first appeared on StreetZaps in 3/09 and is in pre-trial at Con Edison (please see Testimonies, Safety) as he is permanently disabled. Thank you in advance and stay safe! Happy 2012!

Best wishes,
Blair Sorrel
Founder
www.StreetZaps.com

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