Happy Turkey Day!

Well, it’s here again. That day that we all stuff ourselves with turkey, jello, stuffing, potatoes, bread, pudding, pies and other assorted items.  But what about the critters?  Don’t THEY deserve some giblets and dessert?  NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

I know, I know – the urge is there.  Slip Fido a bit of turkey under the table.  Kitty needs those giblets for her coat!  Well, all I can say is…..NOOOO!!!  Well, MAYBE….

Fact is, dogs and cats eat meat.  But with all that we put onto or into our meats, their delicate tummies just can’t handle it.  So if you ARE thinking of giving Fido or Kitty some turkey, PLEASE make sure it is NOT seasoned.  And PLEASE don’t give them ANY BONES!  Turkey bones are hollow and they will splinter and puncture allll the way down.  And don’t feed them a huge amount or it will overload their systems and, well, you’ll hear about it later…

Now, as for the jello, pudding, potatoes, etc., that are still being drooled over?  FORGET IT!  Too many spices in those for the critters.  They will lead to diarrhea and possible vomiting, neither of which (I’m quite sure) you want to deal with on a full stomach (or any stomach for that matter!)…

And remember, too, that left-overs cooling on the counter or table can easily be accessed by Fido or Kitty, so make SURE they’re SECURE before you go back to the table for a nice cup of coffee….  A friend’s Irish Setter once made off with an entire turkey while no one was watching…. Veterinary Emergency clinics will be open, but they ARE expensive!!  So think before you leave that un-guarded food around!!!

 

So after the eating is done (or even before it’s begun!), some folks have the urge to go for a walk!  WONDERFUL idea!  Some even go for a HIKE in the woods!  AWESOME idea!  Remember, though, that it is hunting season and your little poochie can look an awful lot like a deer bounding through those woods.  Not in a hunting area?  Maybe not but there are hunters out there who aren’t in a hunting area, either (for what ever reason)…  So best bet?  Have Fido (AND you) wear ORANGE.  The universal “DON’T SHOOT ME” color..  And if you hear shots fired, you’re probably close enough to get hit by stray gunfire, so it’s recommended that you get out of the area.

With all that in mind, Bandit’s Place wishes you and yours a happy and healthy holiday!

 

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