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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Keeping Fido Safe at Holiday Time
With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas right
behind that, it seems to be the perfect time for some safety tip reminders. You may know of these already, so consider
this a review. If you question any of
these reminders please feel free to check with your veterinarian.
What a cute Santa!
Bones, whether they are turkey or chicken, should not be
given to your dog. They will splinter and
can cause damage to your dog’s throat or digestive system. It is best to not give any type of bone to
Gravies are rich as they are made from flour and some
type of fat. Fat is not good for dogs,
they don’t need homemade turkey gravy to celebrate the holidays.
That includes any and all booze. I would assume that you are not giving your
dog beer or Vodka any day of the year.
Chocolate may be your favorite, but Fido could possibly
die if he eats it. When you put out a
tray of fancy chocolates for your guest please place them out of the reach of
your dog. Also ask your guests to kindly
refrain from giving food/candy of any kind to your dog.
Our dog's first Christmas, tree out of the way just in case!
Your dog may be perfectly well behaved around your
Christmas tree, but watch out for the wagging tail. As a safety precaution I only use unbreakable
ornaments at the height where our dog’s tail might hit and knock something off
Ornaments, Lights and Hooks:
Oh how we love the beautiful ornaments! Your dog might also and those glass ornaments
are very dangerous. Don’t forget the
metal hooks you use to hang those ornaments and treasures. You never know what a dog or puppy will
become fascinated with.
With Holiday company coming your front door will be opening
and closing a lot. Make sure you know
where Princess is at all times. An open
door and lots of people coming and going might be an invitation for the dog to
sneak out. Make sure the dog has a color
Shiny bows might attract your puppy so be aware. It might be a good idea to keep your
beautifully wrapped gifts where the little pup can’t reach them. When our dog was a puppy I purposely left
bows off the packages just in case.
This one loves her Wubba
Gifts for the Dog:
Don't forget to buy your dog appropriate toys and monitor play time
Make sure to give your dog some down time, alone
time. Dogs need to unwind and relax even
during this festive time. And a few pats
on the head and kind words may be just the ticket.