Watch Tip: Holiday Hazards

Posted on November 19th, 2010 by Anna Nirva

Watch for pets sickened by eating rich holiday leftovers or cooked turkey and ham bones. Don’t feed turkey skin or fat trimmings. Chocolate, candies, and sweets (especially those with xylitol) are dangerous. Remind visitors to enter and exit quickly so pets don’t escape!

For your Dog’s Sake, Read “The Safe Dog Handbook…

Safe Dog Handbook image… A Complete Guide to Protecting Your Pooch, Indoors and Out” by Melanie Monteiro. This is one for your bookshelf, a thorough and detailed reference to help keep your dog safe from the many hazards around the home and neighborhood. But wait… the author recommends you keep the book with your dog’s first aid kit instead of a bookshelf. Good idea!

Buy your copy here: .

What can you learn from this book?

  • Emergency first aid
  • How to check temperature, heart rate and pulse
  • Signs of choking and the Canine Heimlich Maneuver
  • Rescue breathing and CPR for dogs
  • How to induce vomiting
  • Safe transportation to the vet
  • How to stings and snake bites
  • Safe restraint methods
  • And many many more important veterinary topics

In addition to providing essential health care knowledge, the author guides families to make dog-safe home, yard and garden environments. Finally, this well-organized book is coil bound to lay flat, so you can refer to the book while performing urgent actions if needed. This could be the best $20 you ever spent.

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