Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. It is often a time spent surrounded by loved ones, a time of open doors sharing our many gifts with those that have come from near and far. Some people we have known all our lives, and others we have just met but are welcomed into our homes with open arms.
As with any holiday, Thanksgiving requires some special precautions to make sure our pets are well cared for and safe. No one wants to spend their holiday at an emergency vet, so here are some tips, things to watch out for, and ideas to help keep your pet safe:
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Our very own resident Chauncy is diabetic, and went in for his checkup and blood work. While we were there, we took the opportunity to speak with Dr Achenbach, VMD, with The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks, about diabetes in cats and dogs. We cover warning signs, treatments, and diet requirements. This video, along with our previous post covering diabetes in dogs here, covers this topic very thoroughly.
Are you considering adding a pet to your household? If so, please consider adopting or fostering a senior pet from your local shelter or rescue. November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month, which is right up our alley! We here at Leave No Paws Behind are an all foster based rescue, specializing in seniors and animals with special medical needs. We love our seniors, and currently have over 50 rescues living with our foster network. Seniors (particularly those with medical needs) tend to be the hardest to place, and spend the most time in the shelter or rescue before finding loving homes. So why do we think seniors are so great? We put this post together to share exactly why we think older pets are AMAZING!