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But, what about Fido?
Your dog is part of the family and thus, should be included in the festivities! However, a certain amount of preparation is in order so that everyone enjoys a relaxed and social time.
Be sure that your dog is up to date on his immunizations. In case he becomes anxious and decides to take a chunk out of Uncle Chuck or to nip Aunt Nancy at least he won’t give anyone rabies!
Seriously, if your best buddy is excitable, give him a space of his own, whether it’s his crate or a spare bedroom. And please, make sure your guests aren’t feeding him under the table or roughhousing with him!
Speaking of food, a plate of de-boned turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy is fine but the cranberries, green bean casserole, and desserts can make Fido sick or even be toxic in large doses! Monitor your dog and your guests!
Christmas is right around the corner and the same rules apply. Your dog deserves to be well-treated all year long! The company of friends and family will make everyone—two legged and four legged—feel special!
If you have questions about this or any other dog-related issue please call or text 856.981.8957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is never a fee for phone or email consultations.
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