What is a better way than to spend your Valentine’s day with the one you really love! Sorry babe/spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend! We want to ensure that you have the best and most safe day with your love. Listed in our safety tips are items that are most common in the presence of dogs during this special day, since we know our fur babies can be mischievous and that they love to explore. Once you’re done with exchanging gifts, take your fluff ball out on a date. Following the safety tips you’ll find 4 ideas of dates for you and your pup to enjoy together.
Four Important Valentines Day Safety Tips:
- Chocolate :The number one danger for pets on Valentine’s Day is chocolate since it’s so readily available. Depending on the amount ingested, chocolate is potentially poisonous to many animals. A good rule of thumb to remember is the less sweet the chocolate, the more toxic it could be. Even in small, non-toxic doses, chocolate can still cause stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, hyperactivity, dehydration and seizures.
- Candy and Gum:Many sugar-free candy, gum and baked products today contain xylitol. Xylitol is a sweetener found in plants that is used as a sugar substitute and is highly toxic to dogs. If you suspect that your pet has ingested any amount of xylitol, call your veterinarian immediately or induce vomiting.
- Plants and Flowers: Many different varieties of flowers and plants are poisonous or harmful to pets. Different plants and flowers have varied effects. There are many flowers and plants that can cause upset and even death to your pet, so please be aware to keep all varieties of flora and fauna away from them. The link attached lists 23 common flowers that are poisonous for your pet.
- Wine:Alcohol and pets don’t mix. Period. Don’t leave any unfinished glasses sitting on counters or tables.