5 food safety tips to keep your dog healthy and happy through the holiday’s
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Tip #1 Count your pet's treats into their daily calories. Keep your pet trim by counting any treats they receive into their overall daily calorie count. This is especially important during the holidays when the temptation to feed treats to your pets can increase. Keeping your pet a healthy weight can help prevent future health problems.
Tip #2 Skip the fat. Fats in meats, sauces, and dairy can cause tummy upset and may contribute to more serious health problems such as damage to your dog's pancreas.
Tip #3 Skip "people" foods that contain onions, garlic, leeks, or any other food from the alliums family—which can be toxic to pets.
Tip #4 Offering plain vegetables and fruit such as apples, bananas, green beans, and carrots is just fine, but make sure they are cut up into the appropriate bite-sized pieces.
Tip #5 Text WoofTrax to 67076 for free advice from a real veterinarian to ask about holiday food safety and diet for your pet. Ask any other dietary or pet health question as well. Please join us in thanking our sponsor Ask.Vet for this terrific free service.
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