You may be confused, "Person on the internet, why should I watch out for greenery? Can't dogs eat greens?" Oh my sweet, summer child. During the holidays there are a few greens you should look out for!
- Mistletoe: Keep it out of reach! Symptoms are mild to moderate but we don't want to risk your chihuahua breaking the record for highest pupper jump!
- Holly: Again, keep out of reach!!!
- Christmas Tree: Not poisonous but a MASSIVE nuisance are Christmas trees! Yes, those real, beautiful, smelly Christmas trees are going to cause a world of problems. So you have a male dog. What does he loooove to pee on when you go for walks? Trees. And you brought the best Christmas present inside for him.
You're celebrating the Holidays with you family and that includes your fur family. You put together a nice bowl of food for them, but how much of what you're eating is ok for them?
- Turkey: Turkey by itself is great for dogs! But remember what seasoning you put on it. Onions and garlic can potentially be toxic for pups. And be careful with small bones!
- Grapes, raisins, or currants: BEWARE THE FRUITCAKE FROM YOUR AUNT!
- Nuts & Candies: Y'know when you go to your grandpa's and they have a little spread of nuts and candies? DON'T LET THE PUPPER EAT THEM! Many nuts cause upset tummy issues and can potentially be serious. While many candies contain the sugar substitute xylitol which is a big no-no for dogs.
- Chocolate: NEVER GIVE YOUR DOG CHOCOLATE. EVER. NOT EVEN THAT! PUT IT AWAY!
Candles: I always have them lit and they are definitely made for winter snowstorms. Don't have a fire? It's ok, I have candles. Beware pupper's tail! We don't want her knocking it down onto the Christmas presents, setting them all on fire, while the tree is ablaze! You're screaming, Santa's screaming, Rudolph is screaming, the Angel on the top of the tree is screaming!!!!! It's not a good time. It's not just Christmas candles! Watch your Menorah!
Roaring Fire: This should be self-explanatory. Watch your kids, watch your dog.