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HOLIDAY PET SAFETY TIPS

POWERED BY RYAN CAMERON UNCENSORED ON MAJIC 107.5/97.5

Holiday Pet Anxiety

Although holiday gatherings can be tremendously fun for us it

can also be very stressful for our four legged friends. A lot of

dogs don’t adapt to change well. These changes can cause a

lot of stress in your pet. Not to mention the hazards to their

safety during these times. So with the help of Ryan Cameron

and 97.5/107.5 let’s discuss some tips that will help our listeners

safely navigate our pets though the holidays.

AGGRESSIVE DOGS

Be responsible.

Prepare ahead of time.

Crate your dog in a heavy duty dog crate.

Separate your dog from view of your guess.

Allow two points of exit if your dog should escape from the

crate. (crate door bedroom door)

Do not allow guests to view or visit your dog.

This is not the time to show your dog off no matter how beautiful

you may think they are.

FEARFUL OR DOGS WITH ANXIETY

Know your dog.

Do not introduce or force your dog to interact.

Crate your dog in a quiet secluded place.

Play soft music or sounds of nature to calm them.

Place old shirts with your smell in the crate with them.

No new faces, only family members should visit with your dog.

This is not the time to socialize.

HOLIDAY DINNER

Sticking to your dog’s diet is beneficial to your dog during the

holidays. Dogs need a consistent healthy diet without change.

Bones: Bones easily splinter and can cause serious health

problems (even death) for your pet. (a raw diet can be an

exception but now is not the time to change.)

Candy: Particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats and

ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol.

Citrus and pits: Keep foods containing citric acid away from

your pets. Foods such as cherry pits, peach pits and apple

seeds contain essential oils that have the ability to cause

irritations and even central nervous system depression if a

significant amount is ingested. (The Humane Society of the United States)

Coffee: All coffee products .

Grapes and raisins: These can cause kidney problems.

Nuts: dogs do not digest well and most seeds are toxic.

Salt: All products and foods high in sodium avoid.

Trash: After your gathering, discard all trash dogs can eat foods

that are potentially poisonous to them. During gatherings keep

trash hidden somewhere your pet can’t access.

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

Christmas tree: Make sure your dogs do not chew on limbs or

droppings from the tree. Ingesting pine needles could lead to

intestinal obstruction.

Water base: Toxins from your tree contain dangerous

chemicals that could harm your pet.

Christmas lights and tinsel: Position your tree’s lights and tinsel

draping away from the bottom of the tree where pets can get to

them.

Fire starter logs: can be toxic and harmful your dog.

Harmful Seasonal Plants: Including but not limited to; Ivy,

Holly, Mistletoe and Poinsettias.

From Top Dogg & his entire K9 family; Have a Happy Holiday Day!

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