Tips to a happy and safe Thanksgiving with pets

November 2019

Thanksgiving is the time for family, friends and feasts–but these celebrations come with some possibly dangerous situations for your furry family member.  Follow these tips to keep your holiday full of thanks!

Bones can be dangerous for your pet!
Keep turkey with bones in it away from your pet.  These bones can splinter, be brittle and be a choking hazard to your pet.

Some foods are harmful to your pets 
Here’s a list of food to avoid giving to your furry family members, according to ASPCA: grapes, chocolate, alcohol, macadamia nuts, onions, garlic–and boned turkey!  Check out the entire list HERE.

Be sure your pets microchip and ID tag are up to date 
Thanksgiving feast can be chaotic, especially with people walking in and out of the home.  Check on your pets microchip sooner than later and invest in an up-to-date ID tag for their collar.

Make sure your front door is shut
Like we mentioned above, people walking in and out of the home poses a flight risk.  Be sure the front door is shut at all times to keep your pet from running away.


If you think your pet may have eaten something toxic, call the Pet Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435 or call your nearest pet hospital.