Paw-tumn safety tips for pets

Autumn is a season of abundance and it comes with its share of seasonal pet hazards. Follow these safety guidelines for an awesome autumn with your pet.

Paw-tumn safety tips for pets

Autumn is a season of abundance and it comes with its share of seasonal pet hazards. Follow these safety guidelines for an awesome autumn with your pet.

Food safe for the fall

From Halloween treats to Thanksgiving meats, with fall comes several holidays for sharing yummy eats—but not with your pets!

Keep curious pets safe from harmful snacks:

  • Keep a lid on it.
    Don't let pets snatch forbidden eats—keep a lid on the can and keep the pets out.
  • Leave counters clear.
    Be mindful of the countertops, especially when preparing foods with garlic, nuts or grapes, all of which are toxic to pets.
  • Don't feed leftovers or scraps.
    Human foods are too rich in salt and fat for pets, and can lead to upset stomachs, pancreatitis or worse.
  • Don't give a dog a bone.
    Bones can splinter in or obstruct the intestines and result in serious injury or death.
  • Common food-related ailments for pets. Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas due to consumption of fatty foods. Symptoms: ,Loss of appetite, Isolation, Painful reactions when the belly is touched, Low energy, Vomiting/diarrhea. Average cost: $820. 
        Food toxicity is another food related ailment. Consumption of foods that are poisonous to pets (caffeine, chocolate, raisins, etc). Symptoms: Restlessness, Excessive panting/urination, Drooling, Tremors/muscle twitch. Average cost: $573. If you suspect your pet is in pain, contact your veterinarian immediately. Common food-related ailments for pets Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas due to consumption of fatty foods. Symptoms include Loss of appetite, Isolation, Painful reactions when the belly is touched, Low energy, Vomiting/diarrhea. Average cost: $820 Food toxicity is another food related ailment. Consumption of foods that are poisonous to pets (caffeine, chocolate, raisins, etc). Symptoms: Restlessness, Excessive panting/urination, Drooling, Tremors/muscle twitch. Average cost: $573. September is Pet health insurance month. Spread the word about the benefits of pet health insurance. October is pet wellness month. Schedule a bi-annual wellness checkup for your pet. November is pet cancer awareness month. Check for signs of cancer, the leading disease related cause of death.

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