Thanksgiving Dangers for Pets

Thanksgiving Dangers for Pets

With the holidays fast approaching, there are many things that we need to consider to help keep our pets safe and avoid an emergency -- especially during Thanksgiving.

By Erica Cook
With the holidays fast approaching, there are many things that we need to consider to help keep our pets safe and avoid an emergency -- especially during Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Foods That Are NOT Safe for Pets

Football, turkey, and a parade. What could possibly go wrong on this day? To start, bones. Cooked bones are dangerous to animals and should not be fed. These bones can splinter and crack, causing serious intestinal damage. Now let’s add in family. Everyone thinks that giving animals table scraps is OK. Think again. Most of our pets have sensitivities to specific foods whether that be gluten or poultry, so let visitors know that table foods are not for our pets. It’s also good to remember that onions are not good for our pets either, especially small pets. They can cause Heinz Body Anemia, which in turn causes defects in red blood cells. Foods cooked with onion should always be avoided by our pets.

Holistic Remedies for a Safe Thanksgiving

Activated Charcoal would be a great remedy to have on hand during this feast as it can quickly counteract food poisoning. It is also good if your four-legged friends sneak some after dinner treats from the trash. Activated Charcoal can help with vomiting and diarrhea as it helps to bind toxins and remove them from the body.

If you know you are not going to be able to keep guests from feeding the pets, you can add in extra probiotics and enzymes before Thanksgiving to help boost their intestinal system to help digest new things.  

Thanksgiving Foods That ARE Safe for Pets

Thanksgiving offers some benefits as well, if you have extra raw bones you can make bone broth to give to your pet. Bone broth supplies vital nutrients as well as amino acids and good fats for overall wellness. You can also use this time to think of animals who may be less fortunate and donate to local rescues to help out pets in need.

Giving your pet a raw meaty bone to chew on while you enjoy dinner with your family is a great way to keep them entertained and safe. These along with other chew toys such as Ruff Roots, Himalayan Dog Chews, Buba Chews, and Antlers are great long-lasting chews that will keep pets happy.

There are many turkey treats offered here at The Pet Beastro that you can give your pet without worrying about additives or chemicals. These are also great to have on hand for those guests that insist on feeding our pets.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday with friends and (fur) family!

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