The holidays are a time for people to come together and celebrate, including the family pet(s). Your pet is a part of your family, so shouldn’t they get a “place” at the dinner table, too?
Of course they aren’t going to eat at the table or consume all of the same foods as humans. However, you could give them extra attention and special treatment during the season of giving.
Your dog has been smelling that turkey for hours on end, and they are coveting a taste. There’s no need to make them beg for a scrap. Let’s face it, no matter how many times you eat leftovers, at some point you just end up throwing the rest out.
Make good use of all that yummy extra food with the ultimate guide to holiday leftovers for pets. Our friends at Personal Creations compiled a list of foods to share and to avoid with regard to your furry friend. In addition to the guide on the Personal Creations website, see the infographics below which Katie and her team have shared.
Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to you and your family, including your furry ones!
We’ve entered Holiday Season 2018. Grocery stores are pulling out the turkeys and baking supplies for Thanksgiving, and big-box stores have set up Christmas trees. With Thanksgiving about a week away and Christmas only five to six weeks from now, this is a good time to remind pet parents of the dangers the holiday season can present to our furry family members.
Here are five pet safety tips to be mindful of these next two months:
Make sure you know your veterinarian’s holiday hours and the phone number of the emergency vet clinic in your community in case something should happen. Another handy number to have is the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: 1-888-426-4435. Although we hope nothing happens to our furry family members, having these phone numbers handy and knowing if your vet (or another) is available on-call is good information to have just in case.
Find more tips and helpful information regarding holiday safety at these websites:
NEXT WEEK: A guest post from Katie at Personal Creations on Thanksgiving Food Do’s and Don’t’s for your pet, including creative food and treat ideas from your left-overs! Be sure to stop by! Meantime, check out the graphic below from Personal Creations for this week's blog post.
Thanksgiving is upon those of us living the United States, a time of family, friends, and feasting. However, there are many foods which are good for people but harmful to our pets. Additionally, the comings and goings of loved ones can cause stress in pets.
Here are four tips to help keep your pets healthy and safe during this special holiday:
Read more pet safety tips for Thanksgiving at the following websites:
I wish you and your family, including your four-footed ones, a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Gayle M. Irwin is a writer and public relations professional who volunteers with various animal rescue groups. She enjoys sharing her books and her passion for pets and the environment with others.