It’s that time of year — the time to give thanks, be merry, and spend time with the ones you love!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on your furry loved ones, as well, as the holiday season can pose some serious dangers to them.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it may be tempting to throw Fido some scraps from the table, but be careful with what you’re sharing, as some foods are dangerous for dogs and cats.

Garlic & Onion — Both are prevalent in many popular Turkey Day side dishes, but both are also poisonous to dogs and cats. Keep these foods away from your pets!

Turkey — A small amount of unseasoned white meat is perfectly fine, but make sure the meat doesn’t have any bones, as those can be a choking hazard. Do not give your dog any leftover bones from the turkey.

Desserts — Keep all the sweets away from your furry friends! Most of us know that chocolate is toxic for dogs, but so are raisins, currants, and various nuts. Dogs also cannot have xylitol — an artificial sweetener found in many desserts.

Unbaked dough — Make sure the rolls are unreachable! Unbaked dough can cause blockage in your pet’s belly.

If you’re hosting dinner this year, make sure your pets receive some extra attention before your guests arrive. Many animals may feel anxiety when your house is full of people, so stock up on their favorite bones and chew toys, and create an area just for them, with their bed and lots of blankets.

If your pets are escape artists, make sure they are kept away from the doors as guests arrive and leave.

If your animal is extra anxious, you may want to consider an all-natural calming aid to help keep them comfortable.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends at Premier Pet Supply for all your pet-related questions!