Avoid Common Thanksgiving Pet Risks

Autumn CatThanksgiving is a time for friends and loved ones to come together and share a meal, hugs, and memories. Because our pets are also important members of the family, it’s natural to want to include them in the fun.

However, there are some things that are better kept away from our pets in order to avoid a potential emergency. At Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital, we want to take a moment to remind all owners about these Thanksgiving pet risks.

Pass the Turkey: Foods That Can Harm Your Pet

For people, feasting on all the delectable foods is one of the best parts of the day, but many of these items can make your pet quite ill. Rich, fatty foods (such as turkey and gravy) can cause gastrointestinal upset and increase the risk of pancreatitis, a painful and potentially life-threatening condition.