Before you gather for a family meal this Thanksgiving, make sure to keep an eye on your pets. In fact, you may not be the only one who’s excited to eat a tasty treat. Because of this, it may be helpful to know which snacks your pets should avoid. Read on to learn more about the toxic foods for dogs and cats to skip this season and help keep your pets happy and healthy this holiday.
Toxic foods for dogs and cats this Thanksgiving holiday
It may be no surprise to you that your pets may look forward to dinnertime. Naturally, puppies and kittens are quite curious and may not miss an opportunity to explore in the kitchen. Check out this list of toxic foods for dogs and cats to help avoid an unexpected trip to the veterinarian.
Naturally, if it’s a holiday, weekend, or just a regular day, it may be helpful to monitor your pets when they’re around the house. With pets spending more time at home right now, it may not take very much time for your pet to get into something they shouldn’t. Because of this, here’s a safety tips list with your best friend in mind.
Pet safety tips for Thanksgiving
Whether you have a puppy, kitten, or multi-pet household, safety tips may be useful for your furry friends during the holiday season. Whether you’re cooking in the kitchen or prepping your meal, this pet hazard list may be helpful before you set the table.
Secure your discarded food and trash
Consider obtaining all food scraps in a safe space before it can be properly disposed of safely. This may include a compost bin or an outdoor space away from furry friends.
Be mindful of sweet treats
is one of the most popular pet hazards consumed during the holiday season.
Consider keeping desserts and sugary snacks out of reach until dessert time.
Consider covering plates before
You never know when your furry family member may try to snag snacks with their paws or even try to jump on the counter. Try keeping your food in covered containers during dinner. Also, covering your food dishes before, while, and after your meal may help keep your best friend at bay.
Provide a pet-safe space for your furry friends
Your pets may want a place to play and rest during dinnertime. By providing a pet-friendly space it may help keep your pets occupied and entertained while you eat your holiday meal. Consider a bed, water, dog gate, and interactive toys to help keep your pets happy.
Help keep your dog or cat safe from toxic foods this Thanksgiving
Whether you’re traveling or hosting your own holiday get together, make sure to consider all your family members. But by watching your pet, disposing properly of food waste, and providing a pet-friendly space, your pets may have a wonderful holiday with the family.
is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.