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Christmas time and lots of food around

Christmas time and lots of food around

Christmas time and lots of food around

It’s Christmas time and lots of food around for your dogs could become an issue when guests are over this holiday season. Be certain to ask your guests not to feed your dog.  Many foods that are fine for humans are not so good for dogs.

The last thing you want during the festive season is a sick dog and a big Vet bill.

Ask your Vet to provide you with a list of dangerous foods and plants and don’t over feed your dog.  He or she will suffer the next day as we do enjoy the food.

 

 

 

 

Advice from John

The Dangers of Chicken Necks

I have been warning dog owners for many years now regarding the dangers of chicken necks, however many Breeders and Veterinarians keep advising owners to give them to dogs. The University of Melbourne study warns against feeding dogs raw chicken meat especially chicken necks. It is not hard for a pup to choke. Read more about the dangers of feeding your pup chicken necks here.

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Dog Bites and Children

All too often we hear of another child bitten by a family dog. So many people clearly do not understand about the importance of managing family pets around young children. More children are hospitalised in Australia each year resulting from dog bites than car accidents. You may be surprised to know that most dog bite incidents occur within the family home with small children by their family dog.

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Children and Dogs

Don’t take it for granted that because your dog is good with your children that he or she will be fine with all children. Don’t be paranoid, however, exercise caution with dogs around children, particularly those under 8 years. Often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pups with an over-affectionate cuddle.

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