Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While many of us are looking forward to that delicious seasonal food, it’s important to remember the true meaning of the holiday: gratitude. Pets are definitely something to be thankful for! But what about Fido? As it turns out, Man’s Best Friend may not be quite as grateful as he could be. In this article, a Fayetteville, NC vet lists some things your dog probably doesn’t appreciate as much as he should.


It’s probably safe to say that at some point in Fido’s life, he tried to run after something, only to have the fact that he was on a leash foil his plans. Even though your pet may wish he could go anywhere he wanted, he’s much safer when he’s properly secured. (We also suspect that our furry pals also aren’t particularly grateful for the fences that keep them safe and sound in their own yards.)

Veterinary Care

We know, visiting us isn’t exactly Fido’s favorite pastime. We do all we can to keep our furry patients happy and comfortable while they are here, but we understand that our canine visitors would probably rather be napping, taking a walk, or playing fetch. However, your pet will definitely enjoy the health benefits of proper veterinary care!

Dietary Restrictions

If there’s one thing dogs are enthusiastic about, it’s food. Given the option, Fido would happily gobble down everything in sight. However, dogs don’t necessarily know what is and isn’t good for them to eat. Although your pup may hope for heaping bowls of bacon and sausage, he’ll be much healthier with a proper diet. You’re also doing your furry pal a huge favor by not letting him eat dangerous foods, such as chocolate, avocados, or meat on the bone.


Does your pooch run and hide when he hears the word Bath? If so, he’s not alone! Although Fido may enjoy feeling soft and clean, he’s really not very fond of his beauty rituals. Nail trims are also on this list: while overgrown claws are both painful and problematic for dogs, our canine companions don’t much care for getting pawdicures. However, your pet will both look and feel better with proper grooming. Ask your vet for advice.

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your Fayetteville, NC vet clinic, today!