Thanksgiving Holiday Pet Safety Tips
The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, and that certainly includes the presence of our beloved pets. To ensure a safe and happy holiday for both you and your furry companions, please keep the following safety tips in mind:
Download these safety tips and keep them handy so that your guests know how to maintain a safe, pet-friendly environment this Thanksgiving.
Also, keep in mind that food is not the only danger for pets during the holidays. A house full of family and friends can upset a shy or less sociable animal. Therefore, limiting the opening and closing of exterior doors can decrease the odds of a frightened pet running outside and becoming lost.
That said, you may want to keep your pet in a safe, closed off area of the home where they feel comfortable, with a few of their favorite toys, food and fresh water.
If you’re living near areas with large holiday events, like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for example, you might want to consider taking your pet somewhere more quiet if they are easily scared or nervous due to loud noises.
Like many holidays, Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group staff members are preparing for an increase in Thanksgiving related pet emergencies and are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
For questions or concerns regarding your pet please call VERG-North at (718) 522–9400, located at 196 4th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11207 or VERG-South at (718) 677–6700, located at 2220 Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11234.
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