THE BREGMAN VETERINARY GROUP
You are aware that feeding your pet people food can have messy consequences, but who can resist those hopeful eyes? So you give your pet a little taste of your delicious holiday meal. One bite turns into five, and before you know it you've shared half a plate of turkey with your furry friend.
Unfortunately our pets become accustomed to a certain diet and the addition of such people food inevitably messes with their digestive systems. As a result, they often get sick. To prevent your pet from such unpleasantness, and to avoid a costly trip to the vet, check out these holiday tips courtesy of www.mnn.com.
"Keep Out Of Reach Of Pets": Survey your home for any off-limit items that may be accessible to your pet. Move them to a higher location that will be out of their reach.
"Practice Makes Perfect": Now is the perfect time to brush up on some of those obedience rules you learned but were never quite dedicated to using!
"Pet Zone": Designate an area of the home for your pet and fill it with a comfortable bed and some toys to keep them entertained.
"No Means No": Make sure you alert your guests that feeding your pet is off limits! And when they stare at you with those puppy-dog eyes, say "no" and look away!
"Accidents Happen": Despite all your efforts, pets just have a knack for finding and consuming items that are off-limits. Accidents happen! Immediately noticing a change in your pet is key. If they seem to be acting unusual, get them checked out. It's better to be safe, than sorry!