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Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

By November 21, 2023No Comments

As we gather around the table to give thanks, let’s not forget about our furry friends! 🐶🐱 Our team at O’Connor Insurance are all pet lovers and the majority are pet parents.  Here are some tips to keep your pets safe and happy during Thanksgiving festivities:

1️⃣ Skip the Table Scraps: While those pleading eyes may be hard to resist, many Thanksgiving dishes can be harmful to pets. Onions, garlic, chocolate, and certain spices can be toxic. Stick to their regular pet-friendly food.

2️⃣ Secure the Trash: Dogs and cats are notorious for getting into things they shouldn’t. Make sure your trash is securely covered to prevent them from sneaking a taste of discarded goodies.

3️⃣ No Bones About It: Turkey bones can be a choking hazard and may splinter, causing internal damage. Keep bones out of reach, and remind guests not to share them with your pets.

4️⃣ Watch the Decorations: Be cautious with decorations like candles and decorative plants. Curious pets may knock them over or ingest them, leading to potential dangers.

5️⃣ Create a Safe Space: If your pet gets stressed with guests or the hustle and bustle, create a quiet space with their bed, toys, and water. Give them a peaceful retreat away from the excitement.

6️⃣ ID and Microchip: With doors opening and closing more frequently, ensure your pets have proper identification. If they’re not already microchipped, it might be a good time to consider it.

7️⃣ Be Mindful of Guests: Let your guests know the house rules regarding pets. Not everyone is comfortable around animals, and some may have allergies.

Let’s make this Thanksgiving a safe and joyous occasion for everyone, including our beloved four-legged family members! 🐕🐈💕

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