Happy Thanksgiving week! I’m so excited for lots of food, friends, family, parade-watching, and online/in-store (Black Friday) shopping! But in the midst of all of the excitement, it’s important to remember a few things if you’re a dog (or really any pet) owner.
Be Mindful of the Food on the “No” List
Even though it’s not recommended, most of us are guilty of giving our pups some table scraps/”human food” every once in a while. The big no-no’s are things like turkey skin, gravy, dried fruits, nuts, onions, chocolate, certain herbs/spices, etc. And definitely NO turkey bones!
Keep an Eye on Decorations
Watch out for any decorations you have out, especially candles and table centerpieces. Excited dogs could accidentally knock things over or try to take a bite out of a decoration that looks like a treat. If possible, keep things higher up so they’re unreachable to your pup.
Maintain Your Pup’s Routine
It’s easy to get caught up with all of the events going on, but try to keep your pup’s routine as normal as possible with things like eating times and walks. They’ll greatly appreciate it!
Give Houseguests A Heads Up
If you’re having people over, or bringing your pup along for Turkey Day festivities, make sure the people around you know any do’s/dont’s regarding your pup. This is especially important if there will be kids around. Let them know not to give food handouts, don’t get near the dog when they’re eating, etc.
Today is also the first of three giveaways that I’ll be having on the blog this week! Enter below for a chance to win a $75 gift card to Bath & Body Works, one of my favorite places to shop (especially during the holidays)! Good luck!