Holidays and the German Shepherd – Safe Foods for Dogs

hey everybody this is Debbie we’re total dash German Shepherd calm and today I want to talk to you about something very special this is concerning holidays and your German Shepherd so no matter what holiday season is whether it be Christmas or Halloween or whatever holidays new German Shepherd will always had a lot of special concerns that you need to think about in advance so whether you’re thinking about the potential dangers fireworks or Halloween candy turkey bones or tensile the added stress of busy holiday season can be painful to your dog as well as to you so you just want to make sure that you keep your pets in mind and keep them safe as possible so following this list and discuss a few potentially dangerous holiday objects just as a reminder for things for you to be aware of this holiday season and also to help you be informed and also to help keep your pet healthy did you know that there are many different kinds of holiday decorations that can be very very hazardous to your pet let’s talk about a few of these how about first of all the Christmas tree now if you have a live Christmas tree and add any kind of preservatives to your tree water and you German Shepherd drinks then he could suffer from things like vomiting and diarrhea now tensile and ribbon in four German Shepherd were to chew on these decorative ribbons or any of the strands these could potentially ball up in the dogs GI tract possibly requiring even surgery so keep this in mind now Christmas ornaments are very strange objects to your dog and they can be quite fascinating to you German Shepherd because they smell funny they’re odd shapes their bright colors there are textures and they’re certainly not good in the mouth of the stomach of any of your curious dogs so additionally you also want to think about twinking lights which are not good at all for chewing and the whole tree could easily come down on any dog who bumps or tugs on any part of those low hanging ornaments and one thing that a lot of people are aware of is chocolate but you’ve heard about the dangers of chocolate be know why it is dangerous well this basically contains a chemical called theobromine and this can lead to arrhythmia trimmers and also see Sher Singh in German Shepherd so as little as four or five ounces can be very toxic to dogs or cats now other things to think about our foreign body ingestion so things like poultry bones are never a good idea no matter how much your dog begs for them these bones are very highly prone to splintering which in turn can change sends shards of bone through the intestinal tract so one pierson the intestinal lining can easily lead to deadly peritonitis holiday plants even though they’re very pretty they’re also oftentimes very very poisonous so if your German Shepherd were to eat any part of the points at a plant he would probably get an upset tummy mistletoe and holly or other holiday plants that you want to keep away from your German Shepherd the berries and leaves these plants are highly toxic and even small amounts can cause things like depression in your pet so the bulbs of things like also the amaryllis are also very poisonous oh well as well so just keep all these things in mind now some food dangerous you might want to think about things that are any kind of foods that are very rich or fatty or even spicy any of these things can potentially cause intestinal upsetting your dog so it’s very possible that a fatty treat could easily trigger a very serious inflammation of the pancreas or even the intestine which could also be potentially fatal now the final part related to the holidays in your German Shepherd and probably one of the most important parts preventive care is knowing what to do in case of an emergency so do you know where your closest emergency veterinary clinic is so if your veterinarian is closed for the holidays do you know where to take your dog in case there is any kind of emergency other things to think about do you have those emergency veterinary care numbers located in a defined location so you want to take a few minutes now while you’re thinking about it to make sure you have those numbers just in case you need them and you want to post them in a very easy to remember area to make the holidays and your German Shepherd as festive and also as safe as possible now the simplest preventive step may also be the difference between you and your German Shepherd you know between the dog living or dying in the event that there are some kind of holiday based emergency during this holiday season upcoming so if you’d like to learn more about the German Shepherd if you want to come by and read some articles see some videos look at some pictures we’d love to have you come by anytime I check us out and again the website address is ww total German Shepherd calm and I hope you’ve enjoyed this information and I hope you have a very safe holiday season thank you very much

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