Thanksgiving Safety Tips For Dog Lovers



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Thanksgiving Safety Tips For Dog Lovers


By Dogtime on November 9th, 2015

We go through these safety tips every year but it’s so important to refresh our memories every time the holiday rolls around.

This video has a lot of great tips for dog lovers over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tips From A Dog Trainer

1. Onions and garlic can be very toxic to your dog (even when cooked).

2. When you’re cooking keep your dog out of the kitchen so they don’t accidentally eat something they shouldn’t.

3. No booze for your pooch! Leaving a glass of wine or mug of beer unattended while you’re watching football or waiting for dinner can lead to big trouble.

4. Don’t give your dog cooked bones. Bird bones, when cooked, can splinter and choke a dog.

5. Put your dog in another room while everyone is eating. You know your dog best but if your dog gets excited around meals, it’s best to let them rest in another room while everyone eats.

Tips From A Vet

1. Table scraps are never a good idea.

2. Take food trash outside to the trashcan and make sure it’s secured so your dog can’t get to the carcass.

3. No bones


4. Make sure that all trash is properly disposed of.

5. Watch out for that dessert table, chocolate is toxic to pets and so is xylitol.

6. Keep some dog friendly treats around so your pup can have a treat with the rest of you.

7. Know the symptoms of poisoning so you know when your dog has eaten something toxic and watch for those behaviors and symptoms. Knowing the signs that your dog has been poisoned and getting early treatment could save your dog’s life.

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