5 Pet Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

It’s the time of year filled with family traditions.  But Pancreatitis SPIKES in our pets during Thanksgiving.  As you're preparing for your Thanksgiving feast, we know it's hard to resist loading up Fido and Boots with all of your rich, tasty Thanksgiving food. Bud did you know that Pancreatitis flare-ups during the holidays have more to do with overfeeding than feeding the wrong food?  Just a taste is fine. Feeding whole extra meals to the dog and cat is not fine, but easy to do when we want to include our pets in Thanksgiving and feeding them from our table.SO what can you do to make your pets a part of Thanksgiving while keeping them safe? Here are five tips on how to involve dogs and cats in all of the Thanksgiving holiday fun activities, while keeping them safe. 1) When Friends & Family ArriveIf you have guests coming for Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll need to prevent your pets from escaping as people come into and out of your house. Make sure your pets are safe and away from the door when people arrive. 2) Separating Pets & Children Since pets and children don’t always mix well without supervision, it’s best to keep them separated. If your cat or dog has a scratching, clawing, nipping, biting or mouthing issue, avoid situations where they may become stressed or anxious. 3) Creating A "Pets Only" ZoneIt’s unfair to expect dogs and cats to be on their best behaviors with strangers and numerous people coming into their territory. It’s also not the best time to practice training them on skills they haven’t yet mastered. Create a stress-free, peaceful area for your pets and ask your guests not to disturb their privacy unless you first give them permission. It’s a safer situation for your pets and your guests.4) Making Your Pets’ Quiet Area ComfortableProvide your pets with familiar, comfortable essentials like a bed, favorite toys and sound from a radio or television to keep other noises minimal. As a special Thanksgiving treat, consider giving your dog an enrichment activity, or fillable Kong.  We love to fill ours with Evanger's Grain Free Game Meat Complements, or Evanger’s Grain Free Sweet Potato (frozen) to keep him occupied. Be sure to provide dogs with potty breaks and cats with a litter box. And reward both cats and dogs with a few of their favorite treats—especially since your house will be filled with the aroma of delicious foods!  5) Feeding Your PetsNo doubt your dog or cat will eventually beg for bites of your Thanksgiving dinner. While certain Thanksgiving foods are typically safe for pets—boneless turkey, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, apples, rice, peas, squash and pumpkin—they aren’t if they’re prepared with certain ingredients. Among these potentially harmful ingredients are herbs, onions, garlic, raisins, walnuts, macadamia nuts, mushrooms, raw bread dough and sweets. Foods with these ingredients can potentially cause an upset stomach leading to vomiting and diarrhea. There’s really no need to feed your dog or cat human foods on this holiday thanks to Evanger’s Dog & Cat Foods variety of canned and dry pet foods reflecting a typical Thanksgiving menu! Options include the Organic Turkey Dinner for dogs and cats; Super Premium Duck and Sweet Potato Dinner: hand-packed Evanger’s Chunky Chicken Casserole with market-fresh veggies simmered in gravy; and Evanger's Gamebird Recipe with Coconut Oil kibble. Cats will also delight in Evanger’s Organic Turkey and Butternut Squash Dinner or Evanger’s Low Phosphorus Beef Stew dinner.By following these tips, you should be able to create a safe and delicious Thanksgiving Holiday with your friends, two-legged family members and four-legged family members!To find a local Evanger's pet food store near you, visit https://evangersdogfood.com/stores/ Carl from New York is getting ready for an Evanger's Thanksgiving Feast with his human family

5 Pet Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

It’s the time of year filled with family traditions.  But Pancreatitis SPIKES in our pets during Thanksgiving.  As you're preparing for your Thanksgiving feast, we know it's hard to resist loading up Fido and Boots with all of your rich, tasty Thanksgiving food. Bud did you know that Pancreatitis flare-ups during the holidays have more to do with overfeeding than feeding the wrong food?  Just a taste is fine. Feeding whole extra meals to the dog and cat is not fine, but easy to do when we want to include our pets in Thanksgiving and feeding them from our table.


SO what can you do to make your pets a part of Thanksgiving while keeping them safe?

Here are five tips on how to involve dogs and cats in all of the Thanksgiving holiday fun activities, while keeping them safe. 

1) When Friends & Family Arrive

If you have guests coming for Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll need to prevent your pets from escaping as people come into and out of your house. Make sure your pets are safe and away from the door when people arrive. 

2) Separating Pets & Children 

Since pets and children don’t always mix well without supervision, it’s best to keep them separated. If your cat or dog has a scratching, clawing, nipping, biting or mouthing issue, avoid situations where they may become stressed or anxious. 

3) Creating A "Pets Only" Zone

It’s unfair to expect dogs and cats to be on their best behaviors with strangers and numerous people coming into their territory. It’s also not the best time to practice training them on skills they haven’t yet mastered. Create a stress-free, peaceful area for your pets and ask your guests not to disturb their privacy unless you first give them permission. It’s a safer situation for your pets and your guests.


4) Making Your Pets’ Quiet Area Comfortable

Provide your pets with familiar, comfortable essentials like a bed, favorite toys and sound from a radio or television to keep other noises minimal. As a special Thanksgiving treat, consider giving your dog an enrichment activity, or fillable Kong.  We love to fill ours with Evanger's Grain Free Game Meat Complements, or Evanger’s Grain Free Sweet Potato (frozen) to keep him occupied. Be sure to provide dogs with potty breaks and cats with a litter box. And reward both cats and dogs with a few of their favorite treats—especially since your house will be filled with the aroma of delicious foods!  

5) Feeding Your Pets

No doubt your dog or cat will eventually beg for bites of your Thanksgiving dinner. While certain Thanksgiving foods are typically safe for pets—boneless turkey, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, apples, rice, peas, squash and pumpkin—they aren’t if they’re prepared with certain ingredients. 

Among these potentially harmful ingredients are herbs, onions, garlic, raisins, walnuts, macadamia nuts, mushrooms, raw bread dough and sweets. Foods with these ingredients can potentially cause an upset stomach leading to vomiting and diarrhea. 

There’s really no need to feed your dog or cat human foods on this holiday thanks to Evanger’s Dog & Cat Foods variety of canned and dry pet foods reflecting a typical Thanksgiving menu! Options include the Organic Turkey Dinner for dogs and cats; Super Premium Duck and Sweet Potato Dinner: hand-packed Evanger’s Chunky Chicken Casserole with market-fresh veggies simmered in gravy; and Evanger's Gamebird Recipe with Coconut Oil kibble. Cats will also delight in Evanger’s Organic Turkey and Butternut Squash Dinner or Evanger’s Low Phosphorus Beef Stew dinner.

By following these tips, you should be able to create a safe and delicious Thanksgiving Holiday with your friends, two-legged family members and four-legged family members!

To find a local Evanger's pet food store near you, visit https://evangersdogfood.com/stores/

Carl from New York is getting ready for an Evanger's Thanksgiving Feast with his human family