Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Obvious Thanksgiving Safety Tips:

  • It’s a bad idea to let your dog supervise the turkey.
  • We’d also suggest taking the turkey out of the plastic wrapper before cooking.

A Few Good Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Everyone wants to have a holiday to remember, but let’s not have that include a trip to the vet!

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We would add:

  • Keep your dogs crated and cats kept in a room away from the noise and chaos of company.
  • Make a special effort at the beginning, middle, and end of the festivities to spend a short bit of time with your pet. Reassure them, show special attention–it is great for both of you.
  • Consider giving a new toy at the start of the day. That might keep them occupied and less focused on what is going on around them.
  • Treats do NOT have to be food! Learn more here.
  • If your pet is overly stressed, ask your vet about a light sedative. (Sorry, we can’t prescribe them for you.)

Traveling This Holiday?

 Remember to:

  • Carry a copy of your pet’s current vaccination records (or email us to sign up for Petly and have that information at your fingertips).
  • Don’t forget your pet’s medications–and food!
  • Your pet’s microchip number.
  • If your pet is anxious about traveling, ask your veterinarian for a mild sedative–just something to take the edge off when in the car.
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