It's that holiday season when there's a lot going on and a lot of tasty treats and decorations. Let's cut to the chase (Chase? Did someone say, chase? Where's the ball??!) In no certain order, here are ten items that your dog absolutely should not ingest. Some of them will make your dog sicker than a . . . Others will kill it.
* Onions and Garlic
* Grapes and Raisins
* Milk and Dairy Products
* Chocolate/Sugary Foods and Drinks
* Raw Eggs
* Raw Meat or Fish
* Yeast (Raw) Dough
* People Medications
What can you do if your pup eats a whole pound of chocolate candy?
1) Call your vet
2) Call your nearest emergency vet clinic
3) Call ASPCA Poison Control Center: 888-426-4435
I wish you hours of wonderful, safe family time with your family (2 and 4-leggeds) throughout the holiday season. And Happy New Year, too!
Jane Hoffmann is a retired middle school teacher, professional soprano soloist and author of 31 books for teachers to use in their classrooms, as well as a devoted dog mom for over 20 years.