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!
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?
- 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.