Thanksgiving is a pretty exciting time for the pups, with all of the visitors stopping by and the delicious smells in the air. They even know that they might get to snag some treats. But no one is as excited as this little doggie. She gets excited just hearing about the Thanksgiving plans!

With all of that excitement, it’s common for the dogs to go a little overboard and even ruin Thanksgiving. These dogs just couldn’t hold back!

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They had the best intentions. They didn’t mean to eat the entire pie, drag the turkey across the floor or hump Grandma’s leg. And that’s why we need to take some precautions to ensure that the doggies contain their excitement and don’t ruin Thanksgiving.

6 Ways To Make Sure Your Dog Doesn’t Ruin Thanksgiving:

  1. Keep the dogs out of the kitchen. Leave them in the yard or crate them while you are celebrating. You don’t want to turn around and see the pie missing!
  2. Feed the dogs before dinner. If they’re hungry, they’ll be more likely to beg for or steal some food.
  3. Don’t let guests feed the dogs. They’ll just keep coming back for more and continue to beg. Ask your guests kindly to keep their food to themselves.
  4. Dump the trash when it gets full. If it’s overflowing, it might be close enough for your dog to jump up and grab some scraps.
  5. Give them a treat for being good. Substitute low-fat, store-bought dog treats (http://www.ecopurenaturals.com/p_treats.html) for turkey and giblets, and your dog will be none the wiser.
  6. Many foods are edible for humans, but harmful for dogs. These include garlic, onions, grapes, raisins, avocados, Macadamia nuts, coffee, alcohol, and especially chocolate. Also, beware of poultry bones, which can easily splinter or get lodged in the mouth, throat or digestive tract and have serious consequences for your pups.

Above all else, make sure you and your pups enjoy Thanksgiving with good food, family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving from Westside Pet Hospital!

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