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Thanksgiving Pet Safety

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We know the feeling all to well… the intimidating stare down, occasional whine, the little nudge at your leg.  It’s so hard to not want to give in when your pet is begging for food, but sometimes it’s for the best!

Thanksgiving is a special time of year, and we want our pets to feel like they are a part of the family! We’ve compiled a list of foods that are and aren’t safe for your pet to eat on the big day.  

SAFE FOODS

Boneless, well cooked turkey
Green Beans
Apples
Carrots
Sweet potatoes
Pumpkin (no additives)  

NON SAFE FOODS

Turkey skins
Turkey bones
Fat trimmings or fatty foods
Herbs and spices such as nutmeg
Gravy
Garlic
Grapes/Rasins
Onions
Sage
Corn on the cob
Raw yeast bread dough
Raw cake batter
Chocolate
Pie
Dessert
Artificial Sweetener Xylitol (common in desserts)
Alcohol

Additional tips:  

- Remember to give the safe foods to your pet in small amounts. Also remember to give them these foods without added seasonings. 

- Prepare your pets food bowl and give it to them at the same time you and your guests eat.  

- Treat your pet to their very own feast!  Prepare a small amount of boiled chicken to give to them with their food.  This will be like a special treat for them! 

- Discard of the turkey carcass and bones, as this can be deadly if ingested by your pet.  Also be sure to discard of any plastic wrapping or string used to prepare the turkey. Remember to keep the trash can out of reach to your pets as they may be tempted to knock it over.  Advise younger guests to not share their food with pets.

- Please do additional research on your own to ensure your pets safety during the holiday season! 

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

-Asher & Gray Designs


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