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Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family – and furry family members are no exception. While it is customary for families to integrate their pets into holiday celebrations, dog and cat owners should be aware of pet health risks during this season – especially during mealtime.
Here are a few tips to ensure pets stay healthy Thanksgiving weekend:
“Most of the pet insurance claims we see after the Thanksgiving holiday are the result of pets eating people food, bones, or cooking materials they pulled from an unattended garbage can,” said Traci Endicott, Veterinary Technician and Claims Coordinator with PetFirst. “Most pets will suffer vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to serious conditions such as pancreatitis or intestinal blockage. All of these situations could require hospitalization or emergency surgery.”
“Always have your veterinarian’s phone number close by just in case your pet becomes ill,” said Endicott. “It is also a good idea to have the number to your local 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital for treatment recommendations too.”