FEEDING DOGS TABLE FOOD

One of the hardest things in life to resist are puppy dog eyes. Sure you can spare that little piece of meat or stuffing but don’t give in! What seems like a harmless hand-out could actually do more harm than good. Besides being a bad habit, greasy, spicy and fatty foods can upset your pet’s stomach resulting in indigestion and diarrhea. High fat content foods have been associated with inflammation in your pets pancreas, a potentially life threatening situation. There’s also an added danger with poultry bones. Besides being uncomfortable to swallow, they can splinter causing blockages, or worse, with some of the sharper fragments causing intestinal puncture. The last thing you want to be doing this holiday season is rushing to your local veterinary clinic for emergency surgery.