Keeping Pets Safe During Thanksgiving


Pet safety is easy as pie during Thanksgiving. Just follow these five simple steps to ensure that your pet has a fun and safe holiday!

  1. The Feast: Try to keep your pet on their regular diet during the holidays. If you find that you cannot resist the temptation of indulging your pet in table scraps, check out this list of people foods that you should avoid feeding your pets.
  2. Check Tags: Pets can get loose around busy holidays or if you are traveling. For this reason, you should check that your pet’s microchip is up to date and that their tags have your correct address and information on them.
  3. Keep Busy: If you are hosting the Thanksgiving festivities, you should keep your pet separated from all the commotion. Keep them busy with a puzzle box with an extra nibble of turkey or with one of their favorite bones.
  4. Decorations: Keep glass ornaments and candles out of reach from your pets. Also, know that holiday plants such as poinsettias, holly berries, mistletoe and cedar Christmas trees are toxic to dogs. Keep these far away from your pet, so that they will not get sick.
  5. Share & Inform: Share these tips with your friends and family that will be coming over. This will help make sure that your pet is not getting too many table scraps from Aunt Edna or any desserts from your little nephew.

For even more tips to keep your dog or cat happy and healthy, check our Pet Safety blog.


Written by: Tori Compton