_Do not give them any dough--your pet's body heats up from digestion, expands the stomach, and the end result may require surgery or become life-threatening.
When your guests come over for the holidays, be sure they keep their medications out of your pets' reach. Also, dogs and cats could scratch or bite when they don't know the guest--they could get scared--they can
become aggressive when there is too much commotion.
It is a good idea to keep your pets in another room when your guests are there. Pets can sneak/escape out the door and they could get injured which would potentially ruin your holidays.
Be sure the pet feels comfortable and at ease. Offer the pet treats and favorite toys. Let the pet get used to you by having the camera on you. Give your pet lots of attention. Don't call your pet when you are trying to take the picture, otherwise it will want to come to you. Use squeaky toys and/or imitate other animals sounds. Tie a bow around your pet's neck and take it off after you take the picture. Place the pet in the center of a wreath, in front of the Christmas tree, with Santa Claus, in front of a snowman, decorate a sleigh and have your pet on the sleigh. Camera flash can freak your pet out, so use natural lighting when taking a picture of your pet. Avoid flash as it can cause red-eye and also frighten your pet. It is important to get down to your pet's level--sit on floor or lie on your belly and shoot from pet eye level or below. Step away and zoom in with the lens. You are going to need a lot of patience. Once you have the perfect shot, you can use Photoshop.com online for free--you can sharpen image, crop and adjust exposure. For photo card templates use minted.com and simplytoimpress.com. For the app use free sincerely.com
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area