A Holiday Your Dog Will Remember
Whether it be a small handout of dropped chicken or a seat specifically designated for their favorite canine, dog owners are all too familiar with their pet’s eventual access to human food. This is ever more true during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and Easter, when the supply of honey-glazed ham and mouthwatering treats increases and the resistance to those wickedly adorable puppy dog eyes all but disappears. But what may seem like a harmless treat can be detrimental for your dog’s health, resulting in symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and pancreatitis. We can help provide you with a holiday your dog will remember.
As the myth goes, dogs’ mouths are supposedly more clean than humans’. This is generally attributed to the fact that canine saliva contains lysozymes that rupture the cell walls of certain harmful microbes. Combined with strong acidic stomach contents that average a pH of 1-2 (over a thousand times more acidic than your stomach), dogs have powerful protective measures against damaging microorganisms.
But just because a dog’s digestive system is undeniably robust doesn’t mean all foods are safe to eat. In fact, just like humans, they have to be careful not to wolf down anything and everything in sight. Among the list of common foods that could undermine your dog’s health are avocados, chocolate, garlic, macadamia nuts, onions, caffeine, grapes, and milk. Even small amounts of the aforementioned foods can cause alarming symptoms, such as heart palpitations, anemia, lethargy, and gastrointestinal complications.
As your dog’s primary caretaker, it’s important to realize that their diet is solely dependent on your judgment and level of responsibility. Be sure to keep them happy and healthy by feeding them with a hearty diet consisting of an always available supply of water, a plentiful heap of lean proteins, a dash of fibrous fruits and vegetables (remember to avoid grapes and raisins, which can result in kidney failure!), and a hint of vitamin supplements should they need that extra boost—be sure to consult your local veterinarian before you try any new dietary regimen.
Of course, just because precautions should always be taken regarding your dog’s diet doesn’t mean you can’t ring in the festivities with your beloved Fido. After all, how can you expect them to patiently watch from the sidelines as you dig into a five-course meal and savor every last bite of exquisite apple pie? Available in an assortment of designs appropriate for any festive event, our Peanut Butter Seasonal Cutouts are the perfect way to extend a party invitation to your dog!
Our whole grain oat flour is packed with plenty of B vitamins, fiber, and essential minerals such as selenium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, and calcium to ensure that your dog’s health remains our top priority even as they indulge in their holiday delights. Combined with all natural peanut butter, organic sweet potato puree, water, and salmon oil, our gourmet dog treats are handmade and garnished with all natural ingredients. This holiday season, embrace your next commemorative bash with Fetch! Gourmet Dog Treats’ Seasonal Cutouts to ensure that your dog can join in on all the fun!
Here’s a nice and easy chart to help quickly see what NOT to feed your dog: