This holiday season make sure your dogs are safe from all the ‘dangers’ that surround them.

Open Fires: Use a fire guard to protect them.

Christmas Trees: We strongly suggest gating the tree away from dogs unless you are with them in the room, and no low handing ornaments (which look like toys) or lights.

Company: Not all dogs are good in company.  Please save your dog from being stressed.  Put them in another room, give them a nice stuffed Kong and let them rest while you entertain.

Food:
Lean white turkey meat is a good source of protein for dogs but be sure to remove any excess skin that might have seasonings on it and absolutely no bones.  Fried turkey should not be given to dogs.

Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Scallions, Shallots (alliums):  these are not good for dogs; although small well cooked amounts can be ingested by most dogs, large amounts or raw, can cause digestive problems.

Potatoes: These are OK for dogs but be aware of the extra ingredients that are often added, such as  cream and cheese-  too much fat is just not healthy for a dog and can cause issues.

Green Beans: Plain beans are good for dogs but watch out for all the added ingredients.

Chocolate: Definitely NO, not the real thing or any baked goods with this in.

Grapes: Definitely NO.

Alcohol: Definitely NO.

Apples: These are great for dogs raw, but no seeds and no cooked apples with lots of sugar   (as in apple pies).

If you have any doubts on whether foods are OK you should  avoid giving them, if your dog does eat something and you aren’t sure about it you can call the  ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: 888 426 4436 or the National Pet Poison Helpline: 800 213 6680.

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We wish you a wonderful  Holiday Season, and Best Wishes for 2016

from Happy Urban Dog Training