Can you believe the holiday season is already here? There’s so much to do and so little time, and if you’re stressing out now, just imagine how you’ll feel as you get closer to the ‘main event’. Your dog might be feeling stressed too – some dogs are exceptionally sensitive to change, and during bustling holiday seasons there’s a ton of change around their home! If your dog seems stressed, keep in mind that pet boarding is a great option to keep your dog out of harms way and under the watchful eyes of people who care.
Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving with Your Dog
- Hungry pups should be kept away from dangerous food! That includes all bones, chocolate, onions, garlic, and alcohol. Fatty foods should also be on the avoid list, especially for dogs with pancreatitis. A little turkey and some canned pumpkin is alright, and your dog will love getting it as a special treat!
- Trash is tempting, so keep it sealed tight! Dogs follow their nose, and because of that they’re apt to get into the trash to check out what the ‘leftovers’ are. Stay sharp and watch to make sure they don’t, otherwise you might be taking a trip to the emergency vet!
- Keep them occupied with a toy or chewable. Kongs are beloved by dogs and pet parents alike because they’re an easy way to keep your pup occupied.
- Is your dog registered and has a current dog tag? Even if they’re microchipped, in the event that the worst happens and your dog escapes while guests are coming and going, a dog tag can go a long way to making sure they get home safe- and FAST. Register in Macomb County as well, otherwise if your pup is picked up by animal control you’ll have to prove ownership before you can get them back.
- Give them the gift of peaceful surroundings. Designate a room to keep your furry friend in away from the hub-bub of holiday activity. Or, better yet, send them to your favorite pet boarding kennel! Setting aside a safe room for your buddy to stay in while you entertain is a good choice, as it keeps him safe from getting into trouble around the house or accidentally getting out. If you don’t have a safe place for your pup to stay away in your house, boarding is a great option!
Pet Boarding Options in Utica & Shelby Township
There’s a really simple answer for pet boarding in Bloomfield Hills – Dogtopia! Your dog will love staying with us, especially if they’re already familiar with our team and all the ‘regulars’ that come in for doggie day care. If you haven’t already booked a meet and greet, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible! Holiday dog boarding spots fill up FAST, so contact us earlier rather than later to guarantee your pup a spot.