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Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year, but this year lets also make it safe. With tons of food and family around, we want to make sure that your pets avoid any potential trouble. These tips are simple and useful when it comes to your furry friend’s safety!

Avoid Bones

You should keep food out of your pet’s reach at all times, especially bones. Turkey bones aren’t meant to be eaten by anyone. Smaller bones are also easier to swallow, so if your pet gets a hold of it them then that is a not so fun trip to the vet.


When unwrapping your delish festive meal, be sure to throw the packaging away immediately. This can easily fall onto the floor and then find it’s way into your pet’s stomach. Be mindful of your items and make sure that any and all waste is disposed into the trash can and remind your guests to do the same. Remember that once everything has been cleaned up to take your trash out straightaway so your pet doesn’t rummage through it and eat anything!

Be Alert

Food and people are everywhere. Your pet may become very overwhelmed or excitable which could lead to unknown behaviors. If you can predict your pet’s behavior beforehand, then be sure to take the proper precautions. We recommend putting your pet in a crate with his or her favorite toy while your guests are roaming the house. This way there is less stress on you and your pet!

No Desserts

As most pet owners know by now, chocolate is a no-no. Any desserts containing chocolate and all desserts in general, should not go anywhere near your animal. The artificial sweeteners, such as xylitol, in desserts, can be deadly if consumed by your pet. With that being said, you should avoid giving any type of food to your pet.

Be Careful with Decorative Plants

Some of the festive decorations or plants you may put in your household can be toxic to pets. Be sure to research your decorations ahead of time to prevent a future dilemma for your pet. The safest option for you to take for your pet is to keep them away from the plants and decorative items at all times.

We want you and your pet to have happy Thanksgiving, by taking these simple steps you can ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday! If you have any questions or would like to bring your pet in before the holidays, contact us either thru our website or by calling us at 843-795-7574. From all of us here at Oceanside, Happy Thanksgiving!

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