Doggie Do’s and Don’ts for the Holidays

Holidays can pose extra stress for you and your pooch. Unexpected guests, holiday shopping, last minute errands, and overindulging in food can leave you and your pooch stressed out and exhausted. Not to mention, extra commotion of house guests and the one drunk relative who always insists on feeding Fido table scraps.

Beastly Do’s

  • Make sure your beast isn’t wolfing down table scraps.
  • Feed Fido plain meaty treats.
  • Keep your beast calm, take him for a walk. Getting away from the household hustle and bustle will do you both a world of good.
  • Keep him warm on long walks; cold weather calls for a sweater. Pick up a sweater for your pooch.

Squeaky toy

Chew on this
  • What dog doesn’t love a new squeaky rubber chew toy?
  • Make ice cubes with chicken broth.
  • Freeze baby food (meat) in ice cube trays.

Beastly Don’ts

  • Poinsettias are pretty, but toxic; keep them out of reach and away from your pooch.
  • Did you know your beast is a carnivore? Your pooch should avoid a high carbohydrate diet.

Dog eating

Fido should also avoid:
  • Corn
  • Peanut butter
  • Soy
  • Wheat

These are all no, no’s for your pooch.

Foods listed below are not only no, no’s; they are considered toxic to your doggie.

  • Alcohol
  • Avocado
  • Caffeine
  • Chives
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Onions
  • Overconsumption of milk and dairy
  • Overconsumption of salt
  • Raisins
  • Raw meat
  • Undercooked meat
  • Yeast dough
  • Xylitol (sugar alternative in processed foods)

You can check out a complete list of toxic foods at American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Beastly Tip

Did you know Himalayan salt lamps are not only relaxing for people; they can help keep your pooch mellow too? Pick up a small him salt lamp and plug it for your next party or get together.

Use some or all of these tips to keep your doggie calm and stress free this holiday season.

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  1. I love the article, especially the pictures! But, I must ask you,” WHAT ABOUT CATS”??????? Ha!
    Just kidding! So many things in the article I did not know. Thank you!

    • Ha Ha Linda thank you. Then I would of had to title it something totally different. Pretty much the same rules apply; no table scraps, and cats can also benefit from a salt lamp.


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