Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for friends, family and the holiday feasts! It’s also a time for possible distress (as with any holiday) for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they eat undercooked turkey or if they happen to drink out of a unattended alcoholic beverage.
Lets talk Turkey: If you are in the habit of feeding your pets turkey during Thanksgiving, please make sure it’s boneless and we well-cooked. Make sure to limit their bite to as small as possible. Feeding pets undercooked turkey can lead to salmonella poisoning. For Dog owners, please make sure that you discard any let over carcass, as the bones can be problematic for their digestive tract, unliked store bought bones dogs should not chew on turkey bones.
No Bread Dough: Don’t risk spoiling your pets holiday by allowing them access to raw yeast bread dough. When a pet; dog or cats ingest raw bread dough, the yeast will continue to convert the sugars in the dough to carbon dioxide gas and alcohol in their system. This can result in bloated drunken pet, which can even become a life-threatening emergency, and require hospitalization!
No Cake for You: If you end up baking a Thanksgiving dessert, be sure to keep your pets noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs! For pets raw eggs poses yet another chance of salmonella poisoning!
Feast Fit for a King: While you and your family are enjoying a special meal, give your cat or dog a small feast of their own. Provide them with made-for-pets chew bones. Or stuff their usual dinner – perhaps with a few added (small) amounts of turkey and dribble a teaspoon of pet safe gravy. There is also other ways to keep them happy and full like dog puzzle toys that spill treats, They’ll be happily occupied for awhile, working hard to extract their snacks from the toy!
Thank you for taking the time to read our Thanksgiving post, we hope that you and your entire family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving this year.