Dog Safety Tips for Super Bow Parties

Safety Tips for Super Bowl Sunday

Keep your dog safe during the big game!

Alcohol: Plain and simple, alcohol is a toxin and even small amounts can cause vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, coma, or death in pets.

Chips & Dip: Most dips contain onions and garlic, which destroy pets’ red bod cells and can result in anemia. Salty foods, such as potato chips, can cause excessive thirst, urination, and sodium poisoning.

Guacamole: Avocado contains persin, a substance that can prove fatal to bids. For dogs and cats, it’s unclear how toxic it is. But it is recommended that avocados of anything that is made from them not to be fed to your pets. The pit also causes concerns for dogs, as it can lead to intestinal obstruction of can even become edged in then throats.

lce Cream: Everyone eves ice cream, including — unfortunately — pets. Dairy products can upset ten digestive tacts and cause stomach distress and diarrhea.

Nuts: Besides being a choking hazard, certain nuts like macadamias can poison your pets. As few as six can cause your pet to experience muscle tremors, weakness, vomiting, fever and an elevated
heart rate. Chocolate with nuts can exacerbate the symptoms.

Fat Trimmings: Fat trimmed from meats like barbecued ribs can cause pancreatitis in dogs.

Bones: While you might think itis second nature to give a dog a bone jor chicken wing, as the case may be, bones can cause obstructions in pets’ digestive tracts and also lead to choking. They
can also break off and puncture the animal’s stomach lining.

Caffeinated Beverages: Sugary sodas are a staple at any party, but not for your animals. The caffeine in soda, coffee, tea, and iced tea can be toxic to pets and lead to abnormal heart rhythms, seizures, and death.

Ask your guests not to feed or sneak food to them. If you notice that your dog or cat has gests something they shouldn’t have or are acting sick, bring them to your veterinarian as soon as
possible.

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