Thanksgiving and pets

November 20, 2006 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

The Thanksgiving holiday can be a hectic time for animals. Friends and
family coming in and out of the door means your pet could slip right
through. In addition to the heartache of wondering where your pet is and
if they are safe, not having your pet microchipped could add
more stress.

The Neuter Scooter makes it easier for you to get your pet spayed or
neutered, and up-to-date on shots and micro-chipping. There are two more pick-up times
for November. Also, if you respond to treats like your Fido does, don’t
forget about the complimentary Dunkin Donuts available at all pickup
locations!

Wednesday, November 22-Petco, 13127 N. Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa

Tuesday, November 28-Gulley’s Grocery, 3001 W. Reynolds in Plant City

Some other things to keep in mind during this holiday season to keep your
pet safe:

The following information came from http://www.tbo.com:

. Table scraps may look like a great thing to give to a dog, but they can
lead to an upset stomach vomiting, diarrhea, and even pancreatitis which
is a life threatening condition. Make sure your guests know the
consequences of feeding your pet extra snacks and scraps
. Keep aluminum foil, plastic wrap, plastic bags and wax paper away from
pets. These items can lead to accidental intestinal blockage.
. Any brittle or splintering bone can become lodged in your pet’s
esophagus as well as puncture a hole in their intestines, so keep the
bones for wishing and not for snacking.
. Chocolate contains theobromine which can be hazardous to your
pets health. Bakers chocolate is the highest in theobromine and can cause
the most problems.
. As with any holiday, see that your pet has a safe haven to move
to…away from the festivities.
. Make sure that your pet has their identification tags on during any
parties and events. If your pet does slip out you can get them back
quickly. The Animal Coalition also offers low cost micro-chipping. See
http://www.actampa.org for more information.

Check out the Tampa Tribune for the Pet Cetera column for additional advice
at http://www.tbo.com!

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