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Give Thanks!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving is a time to remember how important our pets are to us and be thankful that they have Doggie Thanksgiving Dinnertouched our lives.  Here are a few suggestions for how you can let your pet know how much you appreciate them:

Share your feast

Some Thanksgiving Day staples are safe for pets to share, in moderation.   Green beans and sweet potatoes are often well-liked as is a small amount of well done skinless, boneless turkey.  Pumpkin puree is another food many dogs and cats appreciate.

Show them some extra attention

Take some time out of the busy holiday to play fetch, go for a walk, or just snuggle.

Special treats

While some pets can’t tolerate people food, they may like treats such as a new toy or a turkey-flavored chew bone.

Don’t forget your pet this Thanksgiving.  Take a few moments to think about how much they impact our lives and recognize them this holiday season.

Check out our pet care articles for more tips on taking great care of your pet.



Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Is your pet joining in on the trick-or-treating this year?  If you do decide to let Fido tag along, be sure that you are keeping him or her safe.  Halloween can be a stressful time for pets, and mingling in crowds of noisy children dressed in scary costumes can be intimidating for a lot of animals.  If your pet seems overwhelmed by the activity, it may be best to leave him at home.

Costumes for pets are often cute, but they can also cause anxiety.  If your pet tolerates wearing a costume, be sure that it fits comfortably and allows your pet to see and move freely. Also be sure your pet is visible in the dark (incorporating reflective tape or lights in a costume can help) and is wearing identification should it become separated from you.

If you do manage to get your pet dressed up successfully, share a picture with us in our pet gallery or on our Facebook page!

And don’t forget that chocolate and items sweetened with xylitol are dangerous for animals!

Happy haunting to you and your pet!