Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Treats That Are No Treat: Are you unknowigly being Naughty when you think you are being Nice?
As we enter the holiday season, we often find that treats for humans abound. These treats first make their appearance at Halloween and stay with us through the New Year. While we may enjoy treats such as chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, grapes, nuts and a host of other items that are plentiful at this time of year, our pets should not.  Many foods that we think are harmless can be toxic to our dogs and cats.

Here is a list of just a few of the foods that are toxic to both dogs and cats and should be avoided: chocolate, alcohol, garlic, onions, grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts as well as other nuts, turkey skin and bread dough. These foods can cause a variety of problems ranging from a bloated belly to diarrhea and in some cases, death. So, let us keep our pets safe this holiday season and throughout the coming New Year by keeping these foods out of their reach.