Healthy Holiday Eating Habits for Fido 🐶

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Healthy Holiday Eating Habits for Fido 🐶

 

Now that the 'Season to be Jolly' is upon us, many humans tend to overindulge in rich foods along with decadent desserts through to the New Year. Oh! Not to mention, Valentines Day and then there's Easter and...so on!

 

While celebrating, avoid giving the following to a dog:

  • Chocolate
  • Dairy products
  • Chicken or turkey bones
  • Gum and candy
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Tea leaves
  • Raw yeast dough
  • Spoiled foods
  • Alcohol products

 

A dog can become very sick or worse, die when ingesting the above items, so be careful when preparing foods and when eating them. What often falls to the floor is quickly gobbled up by these 4-legged family members!

 

If accidentally partaking, the symptoms may be; distended stomach, bloat, vomiting, retching, weakness, lethargy, collapse, elevated heart rate, tremors, diarrhea, coma, get them to the vet as soon as possible.

 

Every minute counts, so act fast for much needed relief or to save a life. While enjoying the holidays, keep in mind that Fido loves to indulge as well and that you are fully in charge of that pup's healthy eating habits!

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Comments (34)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes, that is very true, Grant Schneider! Our little Kodah likes to make a mess when he eats and their dog, Peanut is always close by on high food alert!

Dec 03, 2022 12:08 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thanks Roy, it's always good to be reminded about something this important!

Dec 03, 2022 12:09 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Wishing you a fantastic, productive weekend as well, Will Hamm!

Dec 03, 2022 12:10 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Cats are able to handle some foods better than dogs but a strict, nutritious diet is always best, Emily Medvec, though they may disagree! LOL

Dec 03, 2022 12:12 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Terrific list, Wanda... I do believe you got them all! And people should follow this list all year long and not just during the holidays.

Dec 03, 2022 12:13 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Absolutely Nina Hollander, Broker! Our pets depend on us to make good decisions for them. A treat now and then is okay, just not anything on the above list!

Dec 03, 2022 12:22 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I really appreciate this blog pointing out that our dogs need to be watched even more during this holiday season Wanda. 🙂

Dec 03, 2022 12:25 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Happy to spread the word, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS. They are family members and become part of our hearts!

Dec 03, 2022 12:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wanda- I love that you shared this with us. With the holidays here and lot of gatherings, it's easy to forget that there are some foods that our pups shouldn't eat. 

Dec 03, 2022 01:16 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It is a good time to share because of the potential for disaster during the holidays, Kathy Streib. Any time, really. I didn't know until a year ago that dogs could not have grapes, it is such a common fruit! 

Dec 03, 2022 03:59 PM
Kathy Streib

I never knew it until a many years ago, long after we'd been giving our dog grapes. 

Dec 03, 2022 05:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dec 03, 2022 06:57 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you sincerely for the feature in Posts Just For You, Kathy Streib. Taking care of loved ones is always important to avoid emergency situations during times of celebration.

Dec 03, 2022 08:54 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I never had any idea that I had to watch out for so many items.  Thank you for the warnings.

Dec 04, 2022 05:54 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Being proactive can prevent those late night emergencies, Ray Henson. Dogs can be sneaky when it comes to their noses and appetites. We went to a birthday party last night and the hosts have Great Danes, who kept circling the kitchen island that was loaded down with food!

Dec 04, 2022 08:30 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

They sure don't like it when we say no to a chocolate cookie!

Dec 04, 2022 12:44 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

great PSA!! So important to remember. And I don't think anyone wants to have to take time out of their holiday to rush to the emergency vet..

Dec 05, 2022 10:52 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Dogs don't digest as a human digestive system. People don't realize how those items you listed are so harmful to dogs.

Dec 07, 2022 06:35 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You are right about that, Marte Cliff. I recommend not giving vanilla ice cream to a puppy either unless you want to clean up the entire contents of their stomach after the fact! LOL This advice comes from past experience...

Dec 07, 2022 07:20 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Dogs get excited about all the wonderful smells, making them salivate and further the desire to discover them, Lise Howe. A food emergency can definitely be avoided!

Dec 07, 2022 07:23 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Education is key to knowing a dog's limit when it comes to ingesting food, faye schubert. My mom and dad had a poodle, they spoiled him so much that he stopped eating his dog food and ate some of the same things they did. He lived to be 13!

Dec 07, 2022 07:26 AM