Helpful Holiday Tips to keep your puppy Healthy
Tis the season to be merry, jolly and have a good time, but we must try to understand the stress our little guys and girls go through. Unlike their  human masters they do not celebrate the holidays as we do, we have to be aware as pet owners the little things we take for granted which could harm our kids. Such things could be as simple as a Holiday floral arrangement (especially with berrys, glitter etc.) or it can be as innocent as leaving an unattended coctktail where your dog can have access to it. Check out the following tips to ensure your pups safety during this holiday season.. 
Let's Talk about the main dish:

What-ever your fancy is Turkey or Ham just feed your puppy just a little nibble, make sure
there are no bones and well-cooked.  Do not offer undercooked foods durning preperation which may contain samonella bacteria.

Lets Talk about spices:

Sage could make your Holiday meal taste great, but it as well as other herbs contain certain oils that can cause gastrointestinal upset and can effect the central nervious system of your puppy if they eat too much. Just because it is good for you, the dog knows no different they will enjoy it and suffer later. Beleive me you will also suffer the clean up effects later.

Making home made bread:

Do not give your dog raw bread dough, when raw bread dough is ingested , the pups body heat makes the dough to rise in his stomach. As it expands, your pup will vomit, have severe adominal pain and bloating, which could require surgery.

Making Holiday Cakes & Cookies:

Yum Yum those holiday cakes and cookies smell great, but be sure to keep their noses out of the batter. Don't let them come in contact with raw eggs, which could contain salmonella bacteria which could lead to food poisoning.

Too much of a good thing:

Remember to feed your dog small bits of your holiday food (table scraps) small amounts should not poise a problem. However, don't let your pets to overindulge, as they could wind up with stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse an inflammatory condition known as pancreatitis. The truth is, keep your pets on their regular diet durning the hollidays. You and your dog will appreciate each other as you enter another wonderful year of campaionship.


Bill & Abe