A dog in a festive bow tie next to a harvest of autumn fruits with a smile that says, “Happy Thanksgiving pets!”

The leaves are changing color, the air is crisp, and families of all kinds are gathering together to celebrate Thanksgiving. For many of us, our pets are an important part of our family, and we want to include them in the holiday festivities. But how can we show them how grateful we are for their companionship? Here are a couple of ways to say, “Happy Thanksgiving Pets!”

Appreciate Them by Checking in on Their Health

Show your pet how much you’re thankful for them by making sure they stay healthy for as long as possible with a wellness exam! Just like annual physicals for humans, wellness exams help to ensure that your pet is happy and healthy. During the exam, we check your pet’s vital signs and weight, and will also evaluate their coat and skin. Give your pet the gift of good health with a wellness exam, which you can schedule right here!

Express Your Gratitude with Dental Hygiene

By taking care of their dental hygiene, you also show your pet how thankful you are for them. Just like us humans, pets need to have their teeth brushed regularly in order to prevent plaque and tartar buildup. This can be a difficult task, but it’s important to be gentle and persistent. 

Our experts at Longwood Veterinary Center have provided guides on how to brush your pet’s teeth (for cats and dogs) so that you can show them just how thankful you are for their companionship. For additional information on pet dental hygiene, we recommend visiting the Veterinary Oral Health Council’s website.

Show Your Pet You Care with a Microchip

Another way you can show your pet how much you care is by getting them a microchip. A microchip is a tiny computer chip that is implanted under the skin of your animal. If your pet ever gets lost, a veterinarian or animal shelter can use a special scanner to read the chip and find out who the pet belongs to.

That way, you can be reunited with your furry friend as soon as possible. So before you sit down to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast, make sure your pet has a microchip – it’s one more way to show how much you care.

Happy Thanksgiving Pets from Longwood Vet Center

Regardless of what neighborhood you live in, there are plenty of ways and establishments you can visit to show your gratitude to your pet. This Thanksgiving, let’s not forget the furry (and sometimes not-so-furry) members of our family who make every day a little brighter. Whatever you do, your pet is sure to enjoy some extra attention from their favorite human. Happy Thanksgiving, pets! We are thankful for you at Longwood Vet Center.