It’s that time of the year where everyone feels really excited about seeing the family and spending dinners with friends to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of a new one. Though our busy schedules, we tend to give less attention to our dogs. They’re probably as excited as we are with all the people dropping by. However, there are a few things you need to keep away from your dog. They might end up getting sick or hurt because of these. Below is a list.
There seems to be an unlimited supply of sweets and candies during the holidays, especially during Halloween. Dogs can eat sweets, but giving them too much might cause them to get really hyper. Artificial flavoring and ingredients may also have bad effects on your dog’s health. Chocolate is also a big no-no when it comes to dogs. Chocolates contain a certain component which is toxic to dogs. In fact, a baker’s once is enough to send a full grown pit bull to the vet.
Shiny and glittery decorations are beautiful to look at, but your dog might thing of these as toy and attempt to jump up and get them. Choose decorations that don’t reflect light to stop your dog’s curiosity. Avoid the ones that you place on the ground since your dogs can easily get their paws on these. Also, keep away from those with small, sharp parts because if your dog ever does get to these, they might end up cutting their mouth and sensitive gums.
It’s cute to dress your pet up during the holidays but they might find it annoying. If you do dress them up, make sure they’re actually comfortable in their costumes. Don’t let them ware costumes with parts that they can bite off. Also, avoid using really heavy costumes. Stick with the ones made with light, fabric-like materials so your dog can still feely move around.
Too Much Food
The holidays and food always go together. Your dog’s going to have a lot of left overs to enjoy, plus your guests might just drop it a few bits and pieces to enjoy every now and then. However, these little treats might give them digestive problems. Avoid over feeding your dog during the holidays and ask your guest not to give it food while you’re entertaining them. You can give them a holiday treat, but again, watch the portion for their meals to avoid giving them too much food.