Happy Turkey Day!!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Ontario SPCA to all of you!!

Or take a look at the Ontario SPCA Media Release on Thanksgiving safety for your weekend – turkey isn’t good for everyone!

Turkey Day Tips


Here are some of the main tips of things to watch out for:

  • Keep sage and many other herbs away from pets. They can cause gastrointestinal upset if eaten in large quantities.
  • Don’t give your pet raw bread dough. An animal’s body heat causes dough to rise in his stomach causing vomiting, etc.
  • If you’re baking up Thanksgiving cakes, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter.
  • Don’t allow your pets to overindulge, as they could wind up with a case of stomach upset or diarrhea.
  • While the humans are chowing down, give your cat and dog their own little feast!
  • Make sure all garbage is secure and not left to tempt a pet when we aren’t looking.
  • Pets are attracted to aluminum foil, wax paper and plastic wrap. These items can cause digestive issues if eaten.
  • Some pets become nervous with all the excitement and may need a quiet refuge away from all the noise and excitement.
  • If there will be lots of doors opened and closed, be careful that there are no escapes!

Enjoy the holiday and stay safe!

Oct 12, 2015
by Emily Cook