How we all love these upcoming days of food, friends and family! All those irresistable smells, sights and tastes for us and yet not always the best thing for our pets. A few things to keep an eye out for that may tempt your pets.
*TOXIC FOODS – Those culinary masterpieces may contain ingredients that are poisonous to our pets. Chocolate, grapes, raisins, currents, onions, garlic, macadamia nuts and artificial sweetner like Xylitol.
*FATTY FOODS – Butter, meat drippings, gravies, and other fatty foods can inflame a pet’s pancreas (known as pancreatitis).
*OBSTRUCTIVE FOODS – Bones, corn cobs, twines (turkey trussing) may get stuck in the gut. Yeast Dough can dangerously expand the stomach.
*DECORATIONS – Floral arrangements may contain toxic flowers. Lillies are the most dangerous. Those fresh pine trees are beautiful but the water can be deadly. Candles may be accidently knocked over.
* REMIND children and guests not to give your pet any food but have fun, pet friendle treats available.
A little information to have close at hand ahould you need it:
* PET POISON HOTLINE at 1-800-213-6680
*ASPCA Toxic Plant list