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.