Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Keeping Your Pets Safe for Thanksgiving

Holiday Safety

Foods that contain high amounts of garlic, butter, seasoning, and fatty ingredients can be toxic for your pet.

Foods You Should Not Give to Your Pet

Ham, Stuffing, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin Pie, Nuts, Chocolate, Coffee, and Alcohol

Extra Things to Consider

  1. Don’t serve pets fatty foods
  2. Discard food so that animals such as cats cannot get into leftover food.
  3. Turkey Brine considered very dangerous and can result in brain swelling.
  4. Sugar food and desserts especially those with artificial sweeteners.
  5. Raisins and grapes can cause acute renal failure.
  6. Chocolate can cause tremors, vomiting, and increased heart rate.
  7. Holiday Decorations can cause injury if eaten or chewed.

Danger Alert!

If you suspect your pet is not acting right during the holiday check and note the symptoms. If it progresses or gets worse call the animal poison control center at (855) 764-7661.

Keep Your Pets Safe

Keep cats and other pets in a room with the door closed. Some pets do not tolerate guests and parties too well.

Tell your guests not to feed your pets.

Clean up food or store leftover food immediately.

Have the vet and poison control number ready.


Visit the Pet Poison Helpline Website


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