Winter Holiday time is a celebration for dogs as well but it may also cause some unexpected dangers. Be smart and plan ahead to avoid trouble and have a relaxed holiday time with your best friends.
“When loved ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting”
The center of a Christmas dinner table is most often a turkey or a ham and that can be very tempting for greedy little dogs. Tasting the turkey or ham should be limited to a small biteful given to the dog. Also never give any cooked bird or pork bones to a dog by intention or even by accident as they can cause a lot of harm when they chip inside the dog’s gut. Ham fat can even cause an infection of the pancreas and should not be given at all.
Many other Christmas treats may also be harmful or poisonous for dogs. For example raisins and chocolate are completely forbidden. Also take care that a dog doesn’t have a chance to steal any alcoholic beverages while you don’t notice as even a small amount can cause poisoning in animals.
If despite of being careful your dog has eaten something poisonous making them throw up is the first aid. The safest way to make a dog throw up is to give it three milliliters of 3 % hydrogen peroxide solution per the dog’s weight in kilograms through its’ mouth. After that contact the on call vet as making the dog throw up does not empty the dog’s stomach a hundred per cent.
Even though it’s tempting to treat your best friend with Christmas foods, a sudden change in the diet or over-eating is never healthy. So treat your dog by giving her your time and doing things that she likes the most: go for walks, play and do an agility practice on the OneMind Dogs Christmas Tree Course!