4. Grapes and Raisins:
Grapes and raisins contain a toxin that can cause kidney damage to both dogs and cats. They usually don’t like them that much anyway, but beware of dropped grapes and raisins for those pets that double as vacuum in your kitchen.
Chocolate can actually be fatal to your dog or cat; so all those sweets must be kept well out of reach.
6. Food Wrappings:
Aluminum foil, wax paper and other food wrappings can keep the flavor and smell of our tasty food to attract our food-driven pets for days, but can cause intestinal obstruction. Make sure to place these items securely in the garbage.
Keep the garbage can tightly shut, especially when leaving your pets at home alone. With all the tasty leftovers wafting their aromas it can be tempting, but dangerous for our furry friends.
Happy Thanksgiving from Paradise Pet Care! We are happy to say that one of our busiest days of the year went off without a hitch as our team spent much of Turkey Day with our favorite furry friends in the San Diego sun.
Here are a few safety tips to make sure your pet stays happy and healthy during the holiday season:
1. Diet and Exercise:
Maintain your pet's regular meal and exercise schedule, avoiding the temptation to indulge them with too many tasty leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast.
2. No Turkey Bones:
Poultry bones can be especially dangerous for pets as they can easily lacerate or obstruct your pet’s insides. As much as they might think they want to chew every last bit of flavor off of the leftover turkey leg, save the bones for your turkey soup instead.
Onions and onion powder, common in our Thanksgiving stuffing and other dishes, can destroy your dog or cat's red blood cells, which can lead to anemia. No onion-breath for your pets!