~What We Don’t Want
The emergency Vet Vist probably tops our list. It is the quickest way to spoil our celebration. Nonetheless, is there a time when our attention is more divided? The snatch and grab Weimaraner could abscond with some spectacular finds. They are everywhere–the counter, the dining table, the plates, and possibly on the floor. One thing you might overlook–the rising bread dough or rolls. Bread Dough Toxicosis can prove life-threatening. Maybe a toddler is waving a turkey leg. Is that an invite? The opportunist Weimaraner will make the most of this food-driven holiday gathering.
The humans at your table–they are a significant threat to the Weimaraner. Who doesn’t want to sneak the pup a treat? But too many sneaks and the gut can become overloaded even with acceptable food. The sensitive Weim might have a bout of pancreatitis from too much fatty food. Then there are the cooked poultry bones–be sure if you throw them out it is where the Weimaraner cannot steal them.
You Might Consider
What if you made a plate for the Weimaraner that everyone could help share? This plating idea might work. Here are some excellent choices.
- Turkey — no bones
- Green beans (plain)
- Squash or Pumpkin (plain)
- Apple slices (without the seeds)
~ to mention a few
- Mashed Potatoes
- Corn on the Cob
- Nuts (pecans and Macadamia)
- Grapes and Raisins
You can bake a Weim cookie or a Weim pie that forgoes the seasonings. Eggs and pumpkin and a tiny bit of milk will bake up nicely. You could make the crust using treats. Possibly make them in a silicone cupcake pan or cupcake papers. We are not saying it cannot be a lot of fun for the Weimar too. However, no one wants the unthinkable to spoil all the fun.
Top 10 Toxins and Poisons for Dogs
- Insect bait stations
- Rodenticides (mouse and rat poison)
- Xylitol-containing products such as sugar-free gums and candies
- Silica gel packs
- Amphetamines, such as ADD/ADHD drugs
- Household cleaners
The Weimaraner is prone to getting into trouble, and this includes life-threatening trouble.
Make sure your pet’s health coverage covers all Top 10 Toxins and Poisons and more. There are literally hundreds of toxic substances. This is the AKC top ten listed offenders. Looking it over might save your pet from pilfering something, and suffering the consequences. The inquisitive, and scent-driven Weimaraner is prone to sticking its nose in places (and helping itself to things that smell or look inviting).
Other foods, plants, and chemicals to watch out for…..