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1. Do not let company feed your furry friends:  Many holiday foods can be harmful to your companions, causing vomiting, diarrhea, and pancreatitis. To avoid having your furry friend sick this Thanksgiving, make sure your company knows that giving Fluffy any table scraps is off limits. Additionally giving too many healthy treats can cause your companion to become sick as well. If all of your guests give a healthy treat, it can be too much for them and cause vomiting and diarrhea.

2. Take out the trash: Do not leave your trash out and within reach of your companion. Even if Fluffy never gets into the trash, all those wonderful smells of turkey and mashed potatoes can be overwhelming for them and even the best of friends will dumpster dive. Getting into the trash can be more than just annoying for you and your companion and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and obstruction if they eat something such as a bone or corn cob.

3. Tag and Microchip: With company coming in and out of the house this holiday, it is possible for Fluffy to slip out with them. Even the most well-behaved dogs and cats can be overwhelmed with the constant traffic and try to get away from all the commotion. Keep a very close eye on your companion and make sure they have proper tags attached to their collar and a registered microchip to help get them home safely if they escape. If possible keep your furry friend safe in a quiet room away from all the noise

4. Decorations: All those Autumn decorations can be beautiful and make your home feel festive but be aware of the potential danger for your companion. Small decorations such as leaves and streamers can cause vomiting, diarrhea, or obstruction if ingested by your furry friend. Holiday lights can cause electrocution if chewed on. Candles can singe your companions’ fur when they go in for a closer smell and look. If decorating always be mindful of your companions to help keep them safe and happy.

We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!

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