Have you recently adopted an English bulldog into your family? If so, then this will be their first Thanksgiving with your family! English bulldogs should be able to join in on the fun just as the rest of your family does. However, there are some things you should keep in mind to keep your new puppy safe during Thanksgiving dinner.
Give your English bulldog their own Thanksgiving plate
Your English bulldog may be a dog, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a Thanksgiving dinner of their own! However, many Thanksgiving foods are not safe for your dog to eat. So, as you’re making up your pup’s plate, be sure to eliminate the following foods:
- Turkey bones and skin
- Yeast dough
- Grapes and raisins
- Onions, scallions, and garlic
- Creamed peas
You can also read our previous blog post on what your English bulldog can and cannot eat.
Have a separate room made up for your pup
When you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll be having plenty of people over. These people may be well-known to you, but they’ll be complete strangers to your new English bulldog. This can easily stress out your pup. As such, we recommend making up a separate room for your English bulldog to retreat to when things get too chaotic. Fill it with their favorite toys, blankets, and more to make it truly comfy.
Lay down some ground rules with your guests
Many guests love being around dogs. However, they don’t always know how best to handle them. As your guests come in, be sure to lay down some ground rules so they know what to do and what not to do with your pup. This may include not feeding your dog from the table, and giving your pup some personal space when they need it.