Painting showing the first Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Safety for Pets

Please note: Brownsburg Animal Clinic will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. 

If this painting depicting the first Thanksgiving in 1621 is to be believed, a dog was among the guests at the celebration.

But Thanksgiving as we celebrate it today—even as family gatherings may be quite small this year—can still be very dangerous for pets.

Here’s a quick summary by Dr. Ron DeHaven, chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association, of guidelines for safeguarding your pet this Thanksgiving.