Create a pet-friendly home this holiday season

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The holidays can be safe and festive for pets with some food and decorating preparations on their behalf. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Family Features Special to Valley News This year, holiday gatherings may look different from celebrations in years past. With traditions and large gatherings up in the air, pet parents can take some comfort in knowing they can still celebrate with their pets. Before the festivities begin, however, it’s important for pet parents to ensure their homes are as pet-friendly as possible. Consider these tips from PetSmart’s resident veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Freeman and training expert Jodie Havens to keep pets happy and healthy this holiday season. Teach good table manners. Table manners aren’t just for humans. Help prevent begging at the table by refraining from giving your pup food or attention. When you sit down for a meal, place your pet in a crate or pen or encourage th
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