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Before you know it the holiday season will be upon us and we thought now would be a great time to offer a few small dog care tips for the holidays. This is a time of year when many parties and family events are enjoyed, and looked forward to with anticipation. But have we considered how all this activity and the decorations are going to affect out little doggies? If not, read on for a few things to keep in mind during the holidays, and how to keep the little dog in the family safe.
All the goodies humans enjoy during holiday festivities pose a very real health risk to our dogs. Our small dog care tips for the holidays include keeping ALL forms of chocolate away from small dogs. If you have fed your small pooch little bites of chocolate in the past and the dog suffered no serious health problems consider this a sign your dog is very lucky. While a large breed of dog might be able to handle a small amount of chocolate a toy breed under five pounds cannot and it may well kill the dog.
Others foods that are very spicy or very rich should be kept out of a small dog’s reach also, as their digestive system cannot deal with these foods. Onions, pork, grapes, raisins, turkey, and hot cheeses can also cause problems for a small dog to digest. In large amounts they will be too toxic for the little guy’s digestive system to handle.
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