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You may be tempted to give your pets some of your Thanksgiving feast, but many treats we love can make our pets ill. Keep your pet safe with these five tips.
You may be tempted to give your pets some of your Thanksgiving feast, but many treats we love can make our pets ill. Keep your pet safe with these five tips:
- Don’t feed your pet turkey. It’s high in fat, so even small pieces can cause pancreatitis, especially in smaller pets. Turkey bones can also splinter and cause gastrointestinal blockages, which often require surgery to fix.
- Keep wine glasses higher than snout and tail level! Alcohol can cause pets’ blood sugar and pressure to drop dangerously. Plus, a hyper tail could break a glass and cause lacerations.
- Baking chocolate is even more toxic than regular chocolate as it contains higher amounts of caffeine and theobromine. But no matter what sweet treats you’re baking, keep nosy snouts out of the kitchen.
- Hide the bread dough. The stomach provides a warm environment for yeast to produce ethanol, so when bread dough is swallowed, it continues to expand, causing ethanol toxicosis.
- Whether you are bringing your pets with you, boarding them or having a friend watch them, check their chips before you leave for vacation. The holidays are generally associated with more activity, and a stressed pet could run off. Microchips help your pets get home safe if they do get lost.