Super Bowl Sunday parties can be great fun for humans, but for pets, the party can be a whole different story. Humans jumping up and down on the couch and shouting at the television can be quite confusing to our four-legged friends and cause them undue stress.
Take Fido for a walk while recording halftime commercials: Don’t skimp on your dog’s exercise routine just because it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Take a break from the TV and give your pooch some undivided attention and exercise.
Don’t feed your pets your Super Bowl party snacks: Many foods can be harmful to our pets, particularly chicken wings which is a Super Bowl party favorite. Caution party guests not to feed the pets either. Stick to your pet’s own healthy pet food diet.
Don’t ignore your pet completely during the party: Take a moment to talk to and pet your furry friend. This strengthens the human/animal bond and provides for your pet's emotional health needs as well as your own.
Create a quiet place for your pets: Loud party voices and booming music can make pets anxious. Even well-socialized animals are likely to be stressed beyond their limits. Allow your pet to retreat to a quiet area in the home where it can relax and enjoy the party at a distance.
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