Turkey Day is pretty much always a flurry of activity. Whether you start planning your shopping list and travel plans weeks in advance or only hours, there's always more to do than you first expected. For pet parents, the to-do list is even longer. Where do you leave your pets if you're traveling for Thanksgiving? How can you include them in the fun without endangering them?
Here are all the answers you'll need to plan a pet-centric Thanksgiving day.
Safety is of the utmost importance to pet parents every day, but on Thanksgiving, a number of unique hazards come into play. Learn about turkey bones, turkey skins, sweet potatoes, and more -- which are safe for your pet, a what might send you on an unexpected trip to the vet.
Cats and dogs are seasoned beggars, and they'll only amp up their game when the scents of turkey, gravy, butter, and more start swirling through the house. Learn which Thanksgiving foods are pet no-nos, which make for great pet snacks, and learn some tips on how to make a special treat for your cat or dog.
If your pet is a bit of a ham, there's nothing like a holiday to take advantage of their excellent profile. Take a look at these great costume options -- from the more involved to the two-minute do-it-yourselfer. Say cheese!
Is your shopping list already a mile long? Brain too full to consider what your pets might need, too? Just print out this shopping list and you're good to go. From making sure your pets' IDs are up to date to treating your pet to some perfect toys, this list will have you covered.
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family members near or far -- but if you are going far, you should have a plan for what you are going to do with the pets. Find out where to find the best dog sitters or how to take your pet on your road trip with you.
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