The Holiday Season…
With Thanksgiving upon us we are are all counting our many blessings.
With that in mind we wanted to remind you not to forget about your fur family members. They are increased risk for an Emergency Vet Visit during any holiday event. There are many reasons for this added risk but to mention a few…
- The humans in charge are distracted and extra busy.
- The food smells are stimulating and lend to creative techniques for snitching something from the counter or table.
- It is hard to remember what foods might be dangerous.
Keep in mind just because we eat it doesn’t make it safe for your Weimaraner.
- Cooked bones (especially cooked poultry bones) are unsafe and life-threatening.
- Chocolate is unsafe for dogs
- Raisins and Grapes are unsafe for dogs
- Macadamia Nuts are toxic
- A lot of rich food can bring on a stomach upset and diarreha
- sugar free gum and many other sugar free products are not safe for dogs
If you are going to share people-food make sure you know it is safe. Then do so in very small amounts. Consider that giving unlimited small amounts can add up during the day. We all want to share the good-life with our Weimaraners and they want to partake but we need to use caution.
Here are some links to read more:
- On dogs and chocolate ( click here )
- Raisins and Grapes ( click here )
- Macadamia Nuts ( click here )
- Sugar Free Gum ( click here )
- A list of 25 Human Foods that can be toxic to dogs ( click here )
- Doggie Table Food Guidelines ( click here )
We all watch so closely but it only takes an instant and the bag of raisins left on the counter is snitched. Quite possibly the best solution is to crate your Weimaraner while the risks are huge and you are distracted. You might take a large cotton rope and soak it in chicken broth and freeze it for such a moment as this. This gives them something really special. Or possibly they might like a peanut butter filled kong.
Regardless of how you manage the holiday you cannot afford to forget the safety of your Weimaraner. Doing so might spoil the festivities and leave everyone with a lot of heartache.
We wanted to post this early as we know everyone is going to be busy. Reading this reminder early on might save some of you a bad incident.
Please have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving ~
Shela and Cliff