Turkey Day! ~ Pet Sitters Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Everyone is bustling about getting ready to make their favorite fixin’s for the big dinner, doing last minute preparations on the house and lawn and frantically spending their final days trying to train their dog to be a good dog when guests arrive. I’m sure you’ve been getting all kinds of Tips and Tricks on how NOT to include your favorite dog into the festivities.  

Although I do totally agree with all the tips on what NOT to give your dog, like:

  • Cooked animal bones, animal skin, anything with spices or sugar added, no pie, no stuffing, etc.

Here are some suggestions on what you CAN do to include your dog in the festivities.

  • When making your famous sweet potato pie, save some raw sweet potato.  This is a great healthy snack even for dogs that suffer from allergies.

        

  • Raw carrots from a dressing free salad 

  • Turkey meat…but remember, no skin or bones.

You can put these goodies aside and when your dog settles under the table with his head in your lap, your  heart is melting and you just HAVE to give him a little something special, reach into your pre-made treat bag and give him some love without the guilt.  I would suggest offering these festive treats in his own food dish and away from the dinning room table.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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