Christmas is fast approaching and we need to take care of our four legged friends. Watch out that he doesn’t get in to harm with the Christmas tree and all of the sparkly decorations and beware of the little toys that come out of crackers.
Chocolate is a big ‘No No’! It is toxic so if you want to give your dog chocolate buy the doggy chocs from the pet shop.
Grapes and raisins contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys.
Turkey bones will do your dog a lot of harm and please make sure that the string round the turkey or joint is well out of harms way! It will smell and taste good but will do him serious harm.
Mistletoe upsets stomachs and can cause heart collapse, while hibiscus may cause diarrhea. Poinsettias have an irritating sap that can cause blistering in the mouth and stomach upset. So when you brighten up your home, place these plants well out of your dogs reach, or use imitation holiday plants.
Watch out for visiting toddlers who may not know how to behave around a dog.If you are having lots of visitors around respect the fact that he might not appreciate being mauled by all and sundry. Make sure he’s got somewhere to disappear to. Allow your dog to get out of the way if he wants to.
With all the other stresses going on think about preparing a treat for your dog a day or two before hand and pop it into the fridge/freezer so you’ve got it handy when you need it.
After that massive meal, leave someone else to do the washing up and take your dog for a walk. The fresh air will do you good and you and he will feel a lot better for it!
All the best from TTDS!
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