Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Safety!!



Moms posted this for us last year, but we thought it would be good to share it again this year too!!

Moms taking over here for just a minute.

Even though we overindulge for the holiday, we should be careful about what we let our pets eat during the Thanksgiving holiday. The ASPCA has some great Thanksgiving tips:

Talkin’ Turkey

If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don't offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.

Sage Advice

Sage can make your Thanksgiving stuffing taste delish, but it and many other herbs contain essential oils and resins that can cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous system depression to pets if eaten in large quantities. Cats are especially sensitive to the effects of certain essential oils.

No Bread Dough

Don't spoil your pet’s holiday by giving him raw bread dough. According to ASPCA experts, when raw bread dough is ingested, an animal's body heat causes the dough to rise in his stomach. As it expands, the pet may experience vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bloating, which could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring surgery.

Don't Let Them Eat Cake

If you’re baking up Thanksgiving cakes, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs—they could contain salmonella bacteria that may lead to food poisoning.

Too Much of a Good Thing

A few small boneless pieces of cooked turkey, a taste of mashed potato or even a lick of pumpkin pie shouldn’t pose a problem. However, don't allow your pets to overindulge, as they could wind up with a case of stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse—an inflammatory condition of the pancreas known as pancreatitis. In fact, it’s best keep pets on their regular diets during the holidays.

A Feast Fit for a Kong

While the humans are chowing down, give your cat and dog their own little feast. Offer them rawhide strips, Nylabones or made-for-pet chew bones. Or stuff their usual dinner—perhaps with a few added tidbits of turkey, vegetables (try sweet potato or green beans) and dribbles of gravy—inside a Kong toy. They’ll be happily occupied for awhile, working hard to extract their dinner from the toy.


  1. Wow, look at the pooches eyeing-up that turkey! I bet there's a lot of drooling goin on. Thanks for the good tips!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  2. Super duper post!!! One can never be too safe.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. Those are all great holiday tips. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Thank u, that is very good advice. I will be lotsa carefuls on Thursdee. :) Happy Tanksgibbings! :)

  5. VERY good Advice. THANK YOU!!

    I hope that each of YOU and your Peeps have a

  6. Great advice. We don't have Thanksgiving and turkey and stuff BUT WE HAVE KONGS....so we hope SHE's payin' attention!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

  7. Hi thanks for the great tips.
    Happy thanksgiving day!