Kisses and treats – but not the chocolate kind – for your pet’s valentinePublished on: 02/8/16 11:32 AM | Category: diet & nutrition, holiday, wellness
by Janet Foley, DVM
I bet your dogs and/or cats are on your special valentine list, like mine are. And, most likely, they will all receive a special treat for this cupid holiday. But as responsible pet owners, we need to be vigilant about all the candy in the house. We know you’d rather spend a romantic evening with your sweetheart than in an emergency veterinary hospital.
Dogs love the smell of chocolate but even a small amount of chocolate can be harmful to a smaller dog. Be sure to keep your human treats high up on a table or safeguarded in a closed cabinet where no one can help themselves to a snack. When your children bring home candy and gifts from school, be sure everything is put securely away from nosy canines and felines.