November is Canine Wellness Month

November is Canine Wellness Month

It’s not always easy, but you should avoid giving in to your pets’ begging eyes and persuasive purring for human food this Thanksgiving. Many of the holiday treats we love can cause health problems for our animal companions. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving:

  • Don’t leave wine glasses at snout or tail level. When pets ingest alcohol, they often experience severe drops in body temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar, which can all lead to death if treatment is delayed. Overactive tails could also knock over glasses and break them, and broken glass can easily cause injuries.
  • Turkey is high in fat, and because of this, even small amounts can trigger pancreatitis. Pancreatitis has potentially fatal side effects like dehydration and liver and kidney damage. Don’t ever give turkey bones to your pet, and keep an eye on that tasty-smelling string you used to secure your bird while cooking.
  • You already know chocolate is dangerous for pets. But baking chocolate has even higher concentrations of caffeine and theobromine, the two substances found in chocolate that are extremely toxic to pets.

Show your pets you’re thankful for them by keeping them safe this Thanksgiving. If you need more help preparing for the holidays with your pets, call us at 303-974-9265.

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