Dog Halloween Safety Tips

From: Kris V.
Sent on: Sunday, October 9, 2011 1:02 AM

The SPCA put out these great safety tips for our dogs during the Haloween season!

 


   It might be tempting to give your dog a piece of your Halloween candy, but remember, this is notgood for them!

Milk and dairy products can cause diarrhea. 
It might be tempting to give your pet a taste of your ice cream or other dairy products, but it's better to avoid the temptation. 

Macadamia nuts are extremely poisonous.  Just a small quantity of macadamia nuts can cause symptoms ranging from vomiting and weakness to muscle tremors and paralysis. 

Candy, gum, and baked goods are no-nos!  Most candies, gum, toothpastes, baked goods, and diet foods are sweetened with xylitol. Xylitol will cause an increase in your pets insulin levels, causing a dramatic drop in their blood sugar. The effects can be fatal and occur within a short amount of time, beginning with seizures and resulting in death due to liver failure.

It's not a myth- chocolate is deadly! All types of chocolate, even white chocolate, include a chemical- theobromine -that is very toxic to dogs. It can cause diarreah, vomiting, excessive thirst, abnormal heart rhythms, seizures, and death. 

 

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