Make No Bones About It! Keep Your Pets Safe this Thanksgiving!

Levi – an RCHS Alumni

“It’s just a little bite of turkey. It won’t hurt.”

That may be true, but when 2 or 10 or 20 other people at your Thanksgiving feast sneak your pet “just a little bite” under the table or in the kitchen, soon you’re going to have a sick cat or dog.

No bones for Beagles, taters for Tabbies, cheesecake for Chihuahuas, or pies for Persians this Thanksgiving. Common sense can keep pets safe (and carpets clean.)

You and I understand there may be consequences for that second, third or fourth helping, but our pets do not. They may eat until they’re sick. It’s up to us to control what our pets eat on Thanksgiving and every day. German Chocolate Cake is not for German Shepherds and Russian Blue cats don’t need bleu cheese.

A few simple rules for the holidays:
*           Make sure your pet has “pet food” available.
*           Keep pets out of the kitchen.
*           Remind your family and guests not to sneak food to your pets.
*           No Bones. Cooked bones can splinter and puncture the digestive system.
*           DO NOT give your pets fat or skin or gravy.
*           No sweets, candy or desserts.
*           Do not “make a plate” for your pet.
*           No booze, cider, sparkling water, beer.

We’re so blessed to have animals in our lives every day. Make sure your decorations are safe for pets.

Take out the trash. Provide your pet with a place to hide away if things get overwhelming. It’s one day of caution for a lifetime of joy.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas will be closed Thanksgiving Day but open 11 AM – 2 PM the rest of the holiday weekend.

For more information call 760-753-6413 or visit