Common Hazards for Your Dog at Christmas

With the holiday season in full swing, it is important to be extra vigilant of the many hazards for our beloved pets. This is not an exhaustive list. In a previous post I covered Poisonous Plants for Pets Around Christmas which though not inherently deadly, can cause a lot of problems if they are ingested. Those include Poinsettias, Mistletoe, Holly Lilies, Daffodils, Amaryllis, Christmas Cactus, and Pine Needles. Some are more toxic than others. An … [Read more...]

Poisonous Plants for Pets Around Christmas

There are many increased risks to your pet's health around the holidays. Well-meaning guests who feed the dog table scraps may rank right up there. But one of the most overlooked dangers reside in the plants, flowers, and foliage which are are often popular this time of year. Here's a quick rundown of the most common ones. Poinsettias The Poinsettia plant is often a fixture in holiday decorations. However, despite its reputation, it is not deadly. Its … [Read more...]

A Rescue Dog’s Christmas Poem

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BEST WISHES FOR 2015! Hope you all have a furry friend to snuggle with and lots of sloppy puppy kisses during this special holiday season. And thank you dear readers for all your wonderful support this past year. Here is one of my favorite poems. Please remember to support your local shelter. They need help throughout the year.   A Rescue Dog's Christmas Poem ‘Tis the night before Christmas and all through the … [Read more...]

What NOT To Gift For Christmas

I was recently on a TV show called “All About Dogs.” The theme of this episode was toys for Christmas featuring toy dogs such as Chihuahuas. The producer and host, Pat Mock, an experienced dog person, affiliated with the Berks County Kennel Club was the interviewer. I brought Rocky, my smooth coat Chihuahua and puppy, Jacques, a long coat along with me. Pat and I discussed the various aspects of the breed, temperament, health, history, etc. It was a … [Read more...]