Top 5 Tips for a Pet-Safe Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, make sure you and your pets are ready for safe travels and hazard-free fun.

All the rich foods, the long car ride you have planned, or the house-full of guests coming over could all be potential safety hazards for your pet. Here’s how to keep your four-legged family enjoying the holiday fun right along with you.

Top 5 Tips for Pet Safety This Thanksgiving

1. Turkey bones may seem like a delicious treat, but all poultry bones can splinter if a pet chews on or eats them, and that can mean injury to their mouth or digestive system. Give your pet a turkey-flavored pet food instead.

2. Chocolate, onions, and garlic are among the most toxic foods for pets. Read up on the most dangerous foods for dogs and cats, and keep any uncovered dishes in your sight if your pet is likely to try to sneak a bite from the table or counter.

3. In general, table foods aren’t meant for pets. Too much salt and fat can cause tummy troubles, or even liver troubles, which could require a veterinary visit.

4. If you’re taking your pet with you to a relative’s or friend’s house, be sure to bring a travel water bowl and the proper crate or harness. Then follow the 5 steps to a safe drive with your dog.

5. If the party is coming to you this year, your pet could become nervous with all the extra

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