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.
Also consider if children might be present that are not familiar with dogs and how best to treat them. It might be worthwhile to give them a few quick “rules” to adhere to around your dog – not only no feeding, or “sharing” your treats, but no sitting on the dog, no pulling his ears or trying to take any food from the dog.
Make sure in warmer weather that dogs have enough shade, shelter and plenty of rest time. The tragedy of a dog snapping at a toddler or child can often be entirely avoided, with a bit of forward planning.