Hey pet lovers, it’s almost that loving time of the year again! That’s right, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to give you some last-minute reminders on how you can make Valentine fun for you and your dog in a safe manner! As you may already know, chocolate is one of the most poisonous foods for dogs, but unfortunately, Valentine’s day is all about chocolates! When celebrating this year, remember to:
- Keep Valentine’s Day chocolate away from your pets! You’d be surprised at how easily dogs can dig their way through a heart-shaped box without your knowledge. Remember that chocolate ingestion can cause agitation, vomiting, diarrhea, and many other unpleasant symptoms in your dog; with enough exposure, it can even be deadly. Remember to keep all chocolates and candies out of reach from your dogs, and keep them secure! If your dog is exposed to chocolates and ingests any, remember to contact your veterinarian immediately to get your pet’s stomach pumped.
- Be aware of other Valentine’s Day dangers! There are still lots of other items that can hurt your dogs, such as certain types of flowers, coffee beans, raisins, alcohol, and more. Although it may not have as much of a severe effect as chocolate may have, remember that it is still very dangerous!
- Show some love to your pet on Valentine’s Day in a safe manner! Of course, you may not be able to give your pooch chocolate as you may be able to for your significant other, but you can still celebrate them! Consider buying your pooch a new collar, treats, or toys to show them your love in a safe manner. You can find a variety of Valentine’s Day products here - happy shopping!
We hope you find this short and simple guide helpful! Remember that Valentine’s day isn’t just sharing love with your loved ones, but with the world! So if you have the time, consider going down to your local pet shelter and giving essentials to lonely dogs and cats that may be feeling lonely - the staff and the pooches will greatly appreciate you! Otherwise, we hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day Sunday and, we look forward to seeing you again at our next blog post!