Thanksgiving With Fido

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! Many of us are looking forward to enjoying some delicious seasonal food, and enjoying some quality time with our loved ones. Dogs are definitely something to be thankful for! Just be sure to put Fido’s health and safety first. Thanksgiving can actually be quite dangerous to dogs. Read on as a Bee Cave, TX vet offers some Thanksgiving tips for dog owners.


Fido will definitely perk up when those yummy seasonal dishes start coming out of the oven. It’s fine to treat your pooch to a special snack. Just be careful with what you offer him: many popular foods are toxic to dogs! Never give your canine buddy anything seasoned with garlic, onions, scallions, or chives. Some other toxic foods include chocolate; nuts; pitted fruits, particularly avocado; raw foods; caffeine; alcohol; and grapes, currants, and raisins. Meat on the bone is another big no-no. To get your furry pal’s tail wagging, give him some plain, cooked meat, fish, or poultry, without the skin, bones, or fat.


Never underestimate Fido’s ability to get into trouble! Be careful with decorations that have small pieces, dangling threads, or sharp edges. The trash is another hazard. As we all know, Man’s Best Friend has been known to go through the trash, looking for leftovers. After a holiday feast, your garbage could contain bones, toothpicks, skewers, tin foil, plastic wrappers, can lids, and other dangerous items. Use a trashcan with a secure lid. Flames are also a concern. Your four-legged pal could knock a candle over with his tail, or get singed by sparks from your fireplace. Be sure to secure candles and heating elements, so your furry friend can’t reach them.


Does your canine pal tend to jump on people? Does Fido have a begging habit? You definitely don’t want your pup making your guests uncomfortable, or running out an open door! Keep your furry buddy crated during dinner, and when people are coming and going. Or, put him in a spare room with food, comfy bedding, and fun toys. You may also want to your dog out with a long walk and a fun play session before your guests arrive. Fido will be much calmer and better behaved after a good workout!

Happy Thanksgiving! Please contact us, your Bee Cave, TX pet hospital, for all your dog’s veterinary care needs.

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