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Pet Tip of the Week: Unsafe Foods for Fido (cnbnews.net)

Pumpkinby Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net)

Around any holiday I like to remind readers about the dangers of over-feeding their pets, and to remind you about the list of “no-no” ingredients that can make your dog sick.   

When families gather, Fido has the opportunity to beg for food. While a once-in-awhile treat is fine, remember that over-feeding can cause diarrhea, bloating, and obesity.   

   Chocolate is on the list of potentially lethal ingredients; it can cause kidney failure very quickly. Xylitol, an artificial sweetener found in some candy, is also on the danger list. Raisins and other berries should never be given to a dog. “Easter grass” or Christmas tree tinsel will cause strangulation or internal injuries if ingested.   

   The most important thing you can do for your dog this holiday is to watch him closely. Make sure he cannot reach those forbidden goodies!

Have a safe and Autumn!   

   Did you know that classes at Brother of the Wolf are free for residents of Gloucester City? Please call 856.981.8957 for information and to enroll.  

   If you see a dog being mistreated or neglected, or if you need help feeding or sheltering your dog, please call us. We are here to help.

Wado udohiyu (Thank you very much in the Cherokee language)

Dawn Watson

Owner and Lead Trainer,

Brother of the Wolf, LLC

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