December 4, 2023

Expensive Dr. John,

With two youngsters in faculty and one in every of their pals coming dwelling and with a brand new Labrador Retriever pet in the home, what precautions do we have to take with Thanksgiving meals with the canine? He likes to get into every kind of issues and can eat absolutely anything! I’ve learn that somewhat little bit of turkey and stuffing might be protected to provide to them. Are there different meals that may even be OK to provide to the pup? I ponder if I additionally want to cover the rubbish as he has knocked it over a number of occasions already to get into issues. J.F.

Expensive J.F.,

Having a pet makes it that extra necessary to watch out and watchful of what they could ingest. Too many puppies and even grownup canine find yourself in emergency amenities throughout or simply after Thanksgiving as a result of ingestion of meals which have brought on issues.

One may see vomiting, diarrhea, choking on bones, pancreatitis, kidney points, anemia, bloat, and extra. Make sure to put the rubbish in an inaccessible place so the smells of meals scraps in there is not going to tempt him and result in him knocking it over and consuming no matter he finds. Don’t go away meals on low tables the place the canine may seize them. I communicate from private expertise. Labs are extra infamous than many breeds for consuming absolutely anything.