Holiday Tips

Thanksgiving foods- Do's and Don'ts!

Share in Moderation

  • White meat turkey,
  • plan yams and sweet potatoes,
  • mashed potatoes
  • carrots and green peas
  • plain pumpkin
  • cranberries

Do Not Share

  • Sage & Nutmeg
  • Turkey bones & Skin,
  • Nuts
  • Grapes
  • Onions
  • Gravy
  • Turkey Twine
  • Garlic
  • Raisins
  • Fat Trimmings & Fattyfoods
  • Bread dough
  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol

Safety Tips for Holiday Travel and Entertaining Guest with Pets

  • Whether you're hosting a guest or traveling, check that your pet is wearing a collar and tag with your current contact information
  • Update your pet's microchip. If your pet isn't microchipped, call your local shelter or veterinarian to make an appointment today.
  • If you're leaving town without your pet, use a good pet sitter or boarding facility. Don't leave pets alone for days-- water bowls can spill and accidents can happen.
  • Explain to guests to be careful at doors. If your pet is a door dasher, keep him in another room while guests are coming in and out.
  • Make sure your pet gets his regular exercise and playtime whether with you or with a sitter.
  • Keep toys and treats at hand when hosting guest to distract pets and reward good behavior
  • Supervise all interactions between pets and kids for everyone's safety.
  • If you're hosting thanksgiving guests, remind them not to feed your pet table scraps
  • Have a counter-surfing pet? Ask a reliable guest to keep your pet occupied in another room during the cooking.
  • After the meal, remove all trash and bones immediately, curious pets can cause themselves serious harm by chewing on sharp bones.

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

  • Keep Candy Away from your Pet
  • Only use comfortable costumes for your pet
  • Stay away from dangerous decorations
  • Stay visible while outside
  • Keep your pet relaxed
  • Use ID Tags
  • Keep Cats Indoors