Conquering The Holidays

The holidays are here and it’s time for family and food. You may also notice a increased activity in your pets begging habits. So before you give your buddy pal a scrap from the table, here’s a few dangers you need to be informed of before Fido gets rushed to the vet. A good, long time friend of mine and veterinarian, Jennifer Khalifah from Harper Woods Veterinary Hospital, gave me some tips for things NOT to give your pets this holiday season:

Chocolate: Chocolate is one of the most poisonous things for dogs and can cause heart problems. This includes cookies, cakes & brownies.

Raisins: May cause risk renal failure. This includes fresh grapes.

Onions and Garlic: Both toxic to dogs and could lead to renal failure.

Cookie dough and uncooked bread: Possible poisoning from ingested yeast.

Turkey skin, turkey bones or carcass.

Artificial sweeteners: gum or sugar free items.

So keep a watchful eye on sparky the dog for counter tops, and low tables of snack items. And remind your guests on your pets restrictions. It’s also good to have a stock pile of doggy treats to curve your pets begging habit.

Enjoy the holiday from my pets Bailey the rock dog & Mookie, both adopted pets.



Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle