The holiday season is a time for family, fun, food and leftovers. Just a few simple Pet food safety reminders for the upcoming Thanks giving holiday.
Rich, fatty foods (turkey skins, gravy, etc,)-can contribute to pancreatitis. This inflammation of the digestive gland is painful and can be serious–requiring emergency veterinary assistance.
Alcohol and Caffiene– Are toxic for all pets
Cooked bones-can splinter and cause tears or obstruction in a pet’s digestive tract.
Goodies and Snacks—Keep out of reach of your pet
Grapes and raisin- are toxins and can cause kidney failure in pets.
Bread Dough— raw bread dough (According to ASPCA experts) when raw bread dough is ingested, an animal’s body heat causes the dough to rise in their stomach. As it expands, the pet may experience vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bloating, which could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring surgery.
Chocolate– Ingesting of any Chocolate can kill your pet.
Say NO to Cake- If you’re baking up Thanksgiving cakes, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs—they could contain salmonella bacteria that may lead to food poisoning
Stuff the Turkey not your Pet— Everyone at one time or another has given their pet something from the Dinner table. Remember to much is not always a good thing.
****Minimize Stress with the Routine their use to****
Even though you are frantically planning for the holidays it is important not to change your pet’s food or exercise schedule. These daily activities become a routine for your pet and neglecting this might cause him/her to become insecure. Add this to the crowds and commotion of Thanksgiving, and you could be unintentionally increasing your pets stress level.