Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. It is a time to spend with family and friends, therefore sharing wonderful meals together. However, for the sake of your dog's health, Thanksgiving should not mean they get to join you at the table.
Just like any other day, it is better to stick to dog treats when feeding your dog and keep them away from human food at all costs. This is easier said than done, though. With so much to do and the arrival of lots of visitors, it's quite easy to overlook your furry friend. However, pet owners who want to avoid cases of food poisoning, choking, or an upset stomach should read some of the do's and don'ts of taking care of your pet during Thanksgiving.
Do’s and Don’ts To Take Care of Your Pet’s Health
On any given day, natural dog chews, such as bully sticks from Bully Sticks Direct, are the best dog treats to keep your dog busy and satisfied. The healthiest bully sticks and other tasty treats can be found right here at Bully Sticks Direct. If you want to keep your dog safe this Thanksgiving, take a look at the following tips we have to offer:
Give Your Dog Bully Sticks, Not Human Food
A bully stick contains all the essential nutrients your dog needs. Unlike human food, the ingredients in our bully sticks natural dog chews are safe and simple for dogs. There is no trace of added preservatives or hormones, which can upset your dog's stomach and is commonly found in competitors treats.
Go Easy on the Table Scraps
With such an abundance of food, the temptation to slip your pooch a piece of turkey skin can be overwhelming. However, table scraps are bad news for your pet's digestive tract and dental health.
Fatty foods, which to us are highly digestible, are a health hazard for our pets. When ingested in large amounts over a short period, your pet may get seriously ill and a trip to the vet will dampen the festive mood. Also important to avoid is: raw bread dough, undercooked turkey, and traces of raw eggs.
Keep Your Pooch Busy While You Enjoy Family Time
Bully Sticks Direct for dogs are made to not only provide healthy natural dog chews for your pet but to also keep them busy for hours on end. Try as you might to keep an eye on your dog, but sooner or later the day's festivities and the presence of family and friends will distract you.
With a few bully stick dog chews to gnaw on, your dog will not feel neglected and you can rest assured that he is safe and sound exactly where you left him. It’s also a great way to keep them from ingesting things that may become a choking hazard, such as your festive decorations.
Guests in the House? Watch Out for Signs of Anxiety
Just because a visit from your family and friends is just what you were craving doesn't mean it's the same for your dog. When the house is suddenly full of strangers milling about, it can wreak havoc on your dog's territorial and protective instincts.
Bully Sticks Direct's line of dog treats will not only keep your dog busy but will also help to reduce your pet's anxiety. Check-in on your pooch from time to time to make sure they are not suffering from anxiety.
Make Sure Your Guests Are Comfortable With Dogs
Dogs love to be around their family but they are quick to sense any tension in the body language of your visitors. If your guests are not comfortable with having a dog around, your pooch will pick up on it and it may trigger their protective instincts.
Whether you have a small or large dog, some of your guests may still feel uncomfortable. Rather than risk spoiling your Thanksgiving with an unfortunate incident, keep your dog in a gated area with their favorite Bully Sticks Direct product for company.
Keep Your Dogs' Bully Sticks Handy While Travelling
It's not always the case that you will be the one hosting Thanksgiving. Sometimes you may even have to travel over state lines, which can be a potential problem if you have no one to leave your dog with.
Whether leaving your dog behind or bringing them along for the trip, a long-lasting chew or toy is the best way to keep your furry best friend calm while traveling. At the end of the trip, you can give them their favorite bully sticks as a special reward for good behavior.
Don't Leave the Door Open
It's easy to keep the door closed on ordinary days, but Thanksgiving is another story! With so many people going in and out, leaving the door open for a few minutes is likely. A few minutes is all that your dog needs to make an escape!
If you can't keep the front door closed, better put your dog in a gated area rather than risk them being run over by one of the many cars on the road during Thanksgiving. A bully stick will keep your pet busy and content while you see to your arriving guests.
What To Feed Your Dog During Thanksgiving
Table Scraps Can Be Deadly
Besides the best bully sticks on the market from Bully Sticks Direct, what else can you feed your dog during Thanksgiving? When there is so much on the menu, it's important that you avoid feeding your pet potentially harmful food. Not only is most human food bad for the health of your best friend, but some foods may contain harmful things, such as salmonella bacteria.
If you're looking to treat your pup this Thanksgiving, you sure can! Dog-safe foods that are often served around the dinner table include:
- Sweet potatoes
- Meat (off the bone)
- Apple chunks, green beans & peas
- Grass-fed beef cooked well
- Free-range chicken and turkey cooked thoroughly
- All-natural, single-ingredient bully sticks, and dog chews
Even if your dogs love a particular human food, it doesn't mean it’s good for them! It's up to you to avoid unsafe foods such as:
- Artificial preservatives
- Chocolate, candies, or anything with added sugar (often disguised as Xylitol)
- Meat left on the bone
- Gravy, stuffing
- Any foods that have added spice
- Raisins/grapes and onions
Choose Bully Sticks Direct for the Best Bully Sticks
As a second generation, small, family-owned business, operating out of Ray, Michigan, we are dedicated to providing pet parents throughout the country with the best bully sticks on the market.
How can we guarantee this? It's simple:
- Our bully sticks are all-natural and preservative-free
- There are no added hormones or antibiotics
- The quality and consistency of each bully stick are guaranteed by relying on a single-source supplier
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