As Thanksgiving approaches, we would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. In light of the holiday, we wanted to share some safety tips to ensure your pets stay healthy and safe during this festive season.
Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pets:
1. Health Risks: Avoid feeding pets fatty foods, bones, and holiday sweets, as these can be harmful. Chocolate, artificial sweeteners like xylitol, yeast dough, and certain foods like onions, raisins, and grapes are particularly dangerous for pets.
2. Trash Disposal: Properly dispose of turkey carcasses and food scraps to prevent pets from accessing them, as they can be deadly if consumed
3. Beware of Plants: Some decorative plants and flowers can be toxic to pets. Keep them away from these plants to avoid any health risks
4. Emergency Preparedness: If you suspect your pet has ingested something harmful, contact your veterinarian or emergency clinic immediately. **The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call 888-426-4435. A consultation fee may apply.**
Adjustments to Our Hours: To accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday, please note our adjusted hours:
Wednesday, 11/22/23: Closing early at 4:30 PM
Thursday, 11/23/23: Closed for Thanksgiving
Friday, 11/24/23: Closing early at 5:00 PM
Additional Holiday Precautions:
If hosting guests, consider your pet's comfort. Keep them in a separate room if needed to reduce stress and anxiety, and give their prescribed anxiety medication as directed 2 hours prior to your guest arrival.