Thanksgiving Safety, Treats and Tips For Your Dog

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 , 0 comments

As Thanksgiving approaches there’s a lot to consider for your furry family members. From food safety to travel, here are some tips to keep your pet safe and healthy this Thanksgiving.

Safe Snacking

While we don’t encourage feeding your pups table scraps, we know that it’s hard to resist those puppy dog eyes staring up at your from under the table. Here are some things to keep in mind about feeding your pup.
  • Turkey – Make sure any turkey is boneless and fully cooked. Cooked turkey bones can splinter and can become a choking hazard for your pup.
  • Herbs – Common herbs used for cooking such as sage contain essential oils and resins that can cause gastrointestinal upset or central nervous system depression if eaten in large quantities. Watch those ingredients when cooking!
  • Bread Dough – Nothing like a fresh loaf during Thanksgiving but raw bread dough can be trouble for your pup. When eaten, your pet’s body heat causes raw dough to rise in the stomach causing vomiting, abdominal pain and bloating.

Tasty Treats For Thanksgiving

Your pup can still indulge on traditional Thanksgiving foods. We carry a wide variety of Thanksgiving inspired food and treats that will let your pet be part of the feast!
  • Nummy Tum-Tum Pumpkin Supplement – Made from organic pumpkin grown in the USA, Nummy Tum-Tum Pumpkin isn’t just tasty, it helps settle your pups stomach.
  • Plato Turkey and Cranberry Treats – An all natural snack that’s grain and gluten-free and is great for dogs with allergies. Made with 90% turkey and slow roasted, all-natural cranberries to support healthy digestion.
  • Grandma Lucy’s Pumpkin Cookies – These organic dog treats are made in a bakery, not some giant factory. Your pup will be able to taste the love in each treat!
  • Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! – Harnessing the power of pumpkins, this supplement is packed with fiber to help support your pups digestive system, especially after a holiday feast!

Buckle up, Spot!

Thanksgiving isn’t just the tastiest holiday, it’s also one of the busiest days to travel. Be sure to keep your pet safe when you’re headed to a Thanksgiving feast. We recommend the Sleepypod Clickit harness for your pup whenever you’re driving with your dog. It’s patent pending design keeps dogs in their seats while protecting them during accidents. Using baby seat latches, the Sleepypod Clickit provides three-point seat belt protection and earned Top Performer in the Center for Pet Safety’s 2013 Safety Harness Study. Keep these tips in mind when enjoying Thanksgiving for a safe and happy holiday season.

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