Holiday Doggie Safety Tips

The following foods can be dangerous to pets: ESPECIALLY DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

It is quite common for emergency animal clinics to be filled with dogs and cats suffering from a severe bout of pancreatitis during the holidays. Giving pets table scraps such as fat from meat, cooked bones, turkey drippings and gravy, even in small amounts, can make them sick. Pet owners and doting relatives who overindulge the pet in holiday food are not only causing a change in the pet’s diet (which can make them sick on its own) but combining that with high fat foods can lead to serious, sometimes even fatal consequences.

* Chocolate * Grapes or raisins * Onions (cooked or raw) * Stuffing (high in fat, contains gluten causing itching/ear problems) * Sweets (pies, cookie dough, ice cream, etc.) * Rolls/bread (many pets are allergic to gluten) * High fat foods such as butter, gravy or drippings * Cooked bones (they can cause choking and tearing in the GI tract)

Please make safety your #1 priority:

1) Keep pets in a designated part of your home if guests come over so that they can’t get loose when the door opens 2) Don’t leave your pet alone in a room when candles are burning 3) Plan ahead if you want to give them some special treats 4) Play and exercise with your pet before guests arrive

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