Seasonal Plants can be Hazardous
Remove the Temptations
Don't forget your dog's natural scenting ability! When you’re not looking, food scraps (wrapped or not) on counter-tops can be very tempting to a dog. The same can be said for strings that come tied around holiday meats. All of these items can cause a blockage in your dog's intestines. For a more detailed list of foods, plants, and household items that are dangerous to your pets, visit our website’s Helpful Information page.
Watch those Holiday Foods
Alcoholic beverages, treats, fatty food scraps and especially gravy can be harmful or toxic to your dog. Chocolate is toxic. Keep dishes of chocolate as well as gift wrapped chocolate up and out of reach. Keeping your dog on his normal diet will reduce the chance of stomach upset or an emergency vet visit. Remind your house guests and visitors to refrain from offering your dog these temptations as well. Also consider feeding your dog before a party or dinner to lessen your dog's attempts to steal from tables or beg from visitors and family. Putting leftover food away and out of harms way ASAP is a good choice.
Maintain Regular Feeding and Exercise Schedules
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!