Thanksgiving Safety Tips For Pets

Thanksgiving Safety Tips For Pets

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and food. But also a time for possible distress for our pets. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or an unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink.

Please check out the following tips for a fulfilling Thanksgiving your pets can enjoy.

Talking Turkey. If you decide to feed your pet a small piece of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and we’ll-cooked. Do not offer raw or undercooked turkey which may contain salmonella bacteria. Do not feed your pet the extra bones; the bones can harm your pets digestive tract.

No Bread Dough. Don’t spoil your pet’s holiday by giving him access to raw yeast bread dough. When a dog or cat ingests raw bread dough, the yeast continues to convert the sugars in the dough to carbon dioxide gas and alcohol. This can result in bloated, drunken pets, which can become life-threatening and require hospitalization.

Do Not Let Them Eat Cake.  If you plan to bake desserts, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs, they could contain salmonella bacteria that may lead to food poisoning.

While your family enjoys a special meal, give your pet a small feast of their own. Offer them chew bones, or stuff their usual dinner with a few tidbits of turkey, sweet potatoes or green beans and drizzle with gravy.

Your pet will love this. Happy Thanksgiving from Hot Dog On A Leash