From our family to yours,
the Smartydog Center Thanksgiving Weekend
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Don't forget to include your dog in your family photos.
perhaps a simple red scarf or ribbon for your dog.
Keep your dog safe !
Be sure that
your dog doesn't get out the door as guests arrive or leave.
trash from the house immediately after clean-up to prevent
your dog from getting into turkey bones or other discarded
Be aware that
feeding Turkey or other rich foods to your dog can cause a
serious health issue, pancreatitis, especially in older or
Foods to avoid
giving your dog: Turkey, onions, grapes chocolate & sugar
If you are having company
that your dog gets exercise
and attention before your company arrives.
plan as to what is the best way
for your dog to greet your company
Should your dog be in his crate,
coming out on leash to visit after everyone arrives ?
Should your dog be on leash as people arrive to preventing
him from jumping on people ?
Who is going to be responsible for supervising your dog ?
company stays overnight be sure they keep
any medications they may have out of your dog's reach
not banish your dog,
include him in your plans.
If you are
going away for the day
Plan to exercise you dog several hours before
you leave, give your dog extra attention the day before
Providing your dog with exercise and an appropriate
chew bone will help reduce holiday stress
Do not excite
your dog by rough housing and playing with them
just before you leave them - this type of attention may
your dog and lead to destructive chewing.
This is a good time to take pictures of
for your holiday greeting cards...
Dog Photos taken in front of a festive back drop
make wonderful Christmas Cards...
If you are
going away for the upcoming holidays and are planning to
leave your dog at a kennel be sure to
make your reservations early to assure a place for your dog