Why should humans have all the fun? Pet owners may be tempted to share Thanksgiving meals with their pets, but Wendy Diamond warns people against sharing.
If you’re dealing with an excitable pup begging for food at the table, she has tips on how to handle your pet and what food to avoid.
Author, entrepreneur and reality television personality, Diamond is also the Director of Companion Animals at Animal Fair Media. As a famous dog trainer, she knows the best ways to enjoy a safe Thanksgiving with man’s best friend this holiday season.
“All that turkey, that stuffing, that cranberry sauce, that pumpkin sweet potato pie might be delicious, but it can be deadly for your pup,” Diamond said. Pleasemynews.
Many people know that chocolate is one food that can be harmful to dogs, but there are others. Seemingly innocuous treats like turkey bones, pumpkin pie, and even raisins can be dangerous.
Diamond said: “Fatty table scraps can cause pancreatitis in your dog, while turkey bones can break and tear your pet’s digestive tract. Even a small raisin can cause kidney failure in your friend at four legs.
“Pumpkin pie is too sweet for your darling pie and can cause vomiting or diarrhea in large amounts. If your dog looks at your slice of pie, just give him a taste or give him a pumpkin filling ordinary,” Diamond added.
Refusing to give your pet food from a holiday meal is sometimes easier said than done, especially when you have puppy eyes. Diamond also has some tips on how to handle a begging animal.
“Be careful and give your pet some escape space during Thanksgiving. Your dog may be very calm and happy when he’s just with you, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be just as happy at a gathering. noisy Thanksgiving,” Diamond said.
If you have guests, you can’t always prevent them from succumbing to your dog’s begging. To keep them from sharing food, it’s best to place your pet somewhere else while eating, Diamond said.
“Remember to carefully monitor your pooch’s behavior and make sure he has a place he can escape to for some peace and quiet,” she said.
If the tips above don’t work, what to do when a dog starts begging at the table? Ignore your pet completely, Diamond advised.
“It’s very important that you don’t talk to them and don’t talk to them and make sure that all your guests follow this rule, even to tell them to stop begging until everyone is done. I know it will be difficult, but even a slight glance can encourage them to keep begging because they get an answer from you,” she said.
Diamond is also the founder of Animal Fair Media, a charitable media platform for animals and the pet lifestyle launched in 1999 that connects celebrity and pop culture to support animal rescue and welfare. animals. Celebrities who have made the cover of Animal fair magazines include Renée Zellweger, Beyoncé Knowles, Halle Berry, Regis Philbin, Charlize Theron and Pamela Anderson.
Diamond has been a regular guest on Today, view other WeekendToday. She was also a judge on the short-lived CBS reality show in 2008. America’s tallest dog.