By: Rebecca Rose, In Clover founder and product developer Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday — period. Every year, we have a houseful of friends, dogs and cats. What could be better? My animal family of Floyd, Jasmine and Chai, however, do not see it quite the same way I do. They are used to having their house, yard and family all to themselves in a pretty nice routine. Thanksgiving is stressful. To help minimize stress and upsets, follow these simple tips from ASPCA and InClover.
- Undercooked turkey can harbor Salmonella or Campylobacter, these are bad germs and you do not want them in your pet. The turkey skin, especially when marinated with butter, can be hard to digest. Save the turkey for your human guests.
- Keep raw bread dough out of reach of your pets. The dough can ferment when in your pet’s stomach and cause gas and serious stomach upset.
- You know how you feel when you eat too much, don’t let your pet over indulge. Stomach upset and diarrhea are signs of too much of a good thing.
- Lastly, help to soothe the inevitable stomach upset due to the stress of the day, detour from the routine, Uncle Ed’s overzealous head rubs and too much rich food with a digestive supplement such as OptaGest or Fresh Digest. Your pet will thank you and your day will be more enjoyable for all.