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  • Five Holiday Tips for Pet Parents

    by Emily Bergquist

    Though the holidays may look a little different this year, we’re here to make sure they’re just as special for you and your pets. Here are five tips to keep in mind this holiday season:

    Three large dogs sit by a Christmas tree looking up at the camera/

    1. Plan ahead for the holidays. 

    Will you be boarding, hiring a pet sitter, or traveling  with your dog? Don’t wait until the last minute to get the right accommodations ready. This year, it’s especially necessary to be proactive in ensuring your holiday plans are set well in advance.

    2. Make sure you have your pets’ medical records handy!

    Whether you’re taking your pup with you, to boarding, or hiring a pet sitter, it’s important to have your dog’s medical records available. You can request your pet’s medical records and share them directly with your caretaker through the Pawprint app.

    3. Be careful what table scraps you share.

    While sharing some foods with your dog is okay, you’ll want to steer clear of feeding them any foods with additives or sugars. If you’re not sure whether you should share a particular food, do some research online before feeding the food to your dog to avoid any upset tummies. 

    White dog taking food out of a person's hand.

    4. Create peaceful moments.

    Holidays are all about bringing love and comfort to one another, and that includes our pets. But the holidays can also be stressful.  If your dog tends to get nervous in new settings, or with new people, consider trying natural calming supplements to help them relax and enjoy some peace. 

    The Anxious Pet Calming Kit

    5. Get the special pets in your life a special gift.

    Picking out the perfect gift for the pets in your life isn’t always easy, which is why our friends at Muttropolis have created a unique collection for any pup on your list. Take advantage of their biggest sale of the year and use code BIG25 at checkout to get 25% off their custom holiday store this Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Amazing gifts for amazing dogs!

    Mutropolis Holiday Sale: Save 25% Sitewide with promo code BIG25. Exclusion apply. Valid 11/23-11/30.

    On behalf of the entire Barkly team, we wish you and all your furry family members a very happy holiday season!

    A grey French Bull dog puppy sits in a Santa hat on top of wrapped Christmas gifts.

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