PET PRECAUTIONS FOR THE THANKSGIVING FEAST.

 
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With Thanksgiving (and Christmas) commonly including travel plans and family gatherings, dangers become more widespread for pets. For pet parents participating in the holiday festivities, doctors from the Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group (VERG), Brooklyn, N.Y., urge them to keep in mind the following safety tips:

* Advise guests not to feed pets food scraps during meals, especially if your pet has food allergies or restrictions.

* Do not give pets leftover bones, which can splinter and perforate the intestines or cause choking.

* Avoid feeding pets fatty foods, as they can cause pancreatitis.

* Keep pets away from foods containing artificial sweeteners, which can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure, or even death.

* Raw ingredients--including dough or batter containing eggs, dairy, or yeast--can be dangerous.

* Make sure your pet's travel crate and identification tag have updated and...

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