Don’t give in to persuasive purrs and puppy dog eyes this Thanksgiving! Many of the holiday treats we love can cause health problems for our pets if they eat them. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving:

  • Careful with turkey & trimmings! Bits of lean meat are fine, but fatty skin, gravy, and drippings can cause pancreatitis.
  • Bones are a choking hazard, as is the twine you used to secure your bird.
  • Does your stuffing have onion, garlic, nutmeg, raisins, nuts, or mushrooms? If so, it’s a no-no for fido—and felines, too.
  • Make sure centerpieces & potpourri with ribbons, flowers and sticks are out of paw’s reach.
  • Beer, wine & other alcohol is dangerous for pets—keep glasses and cans above snout level so that can’t be lapped up or knocked over.

Have a wonderful (and pet-safe) Thanksgiving!