TYSON, Va., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With Thanksgiving upon us, your pet may be dreaming about turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, but unfortunately there are harmful side effects that come along with these holiday treats. Dogtopia, a leading national dog daycare and spa franchise, offers the following tips to help pet parents keep their pets safe and healthy during the holiday season:
Prior to the Feast
Turn a quiet room that is away from the holiday crowd into a cozy oasis for your pet.
Take them shopping for a special chew toy in advance and pull it out when your gathering begins. It will occupy their energies during those long family meals.
During the Feast
Turkey itself does not pose great harm, but feeding it to your dog in the same form we eat it during Thanksgiving could leave your dog with an upset tummy.
Avoid foods high in fat, such as poultry skin, which can cause inflammation.
Poultry bones may splinter and become lodged in your pets' esophagus. Be sure to dispose of these in a trashcan with a lid to keep your pet out.
Keep leftover food out of reach in tightly closed containers.
Dogtopia provides exceptional dog daycare, boarding and spa services to canines and their families traveling this holiday season. At Dogtopia, it is important that parents feel good about where they are leaving their dog to play, as well as trust that they are in the safest environment possible. Dogs enjoy an open layout with play equipment and climate controlled playrooms. The division of dogs between rooms allows Dogtopia personnel to control air quality, minimize risk of disease, actively monitor play and minimize accidents as well as provide an overall stress-free atmosphere.
Throughout the month of November, Dogtopia boarding clients will also be able to participate in a special Thanksgiving Wishbone promotion where they can select a wishbone voucher randomly out of a bowl. Vouchers include a complimentary day of daycare, a 5-day daycare pass, complimentary spa bath and a complimentary spa nail trim, which clients can redeem during their next visit.
Reducing stressful situations brought about by the holiday season is important for your peace of mind, as well as helping your pet enjoy the holidays too. For more information about Dogtopia visit www.dogdaycare.com.
Dogtopia®, prides itself on being a place where pets are valued as family and dogs enjoy playtime, spa treatments, and overnight stays in a positive environment. Dog owners have the assurance of leaving their pets in the hands of trained professionals while they're at work or away on vacation. Dogtopia® associates nurture each and every pet as if it were their own. Each location offers dog daycare, boarding, spa services, and most also have professional grooming. Dogtopia does not breed discriminate and welcomes social dogs of all ages, sizes, and abilities. The company was founded by Amy Nichols in 2002 and began franchising in 2005. Currently, there are 24 Dogtopia franchises and three company-owned locations in operation across the U.S., with two more in development for a total of 29 to open by year-end. Visit www.dogdaycare.com for more information.
Contact: Carmen Ordonez