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Not Sharing is Caring on Thanksgiving
spcaLA Reminds That Bones, Certain Holiday Foods are Not For Man’s Best Friends!
» November 4, 2008
Los Angeles CA—Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (spcaLA) wants to ensure that everyone, including pets have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. The last place a family wants to spend the holiday is in the veterinarian’s office or an emergency hospital with an animal injury or illness. That can be avoided by following these easy tips that will ensure pet safety:
- Never give your pets leftover bones. Cooked bones splinter and can be fatal to pets!
- Turkey and gravy make a festive feast for humans but not for pets. Turkey skin and gravy are too fatty and long term ingestion could cause pancreatitis.
- Chocolate is a great treat, but not for your pet. It could make them very sick.
- If you are serving a turkey, discard leftover bones and bits in a plastic bag, tie securely, and dispose in an outside dumpster with a secure lid to avoid stray animals from accessing and becoming ill.
- Dogs and cats should wear ID tags with current address and/or phone number at all times, in addition to being micro-chipped. This is important throughout the entire year, but especially during the holidays as there may be a greater risk of your pet escaping due to increased visitors.
- Are you having many more guests that your pets are accustomed to? Secure your pets in a separate room with favorite toys and a cozy pet bed. Soft music, like classical, helps them relax. Pets that have their own room will feel safer, less stressed and won’t be able to accidentally escape out the front door.