Keeping your four-legged friends safe during the holidays

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by CHRISTIE JOHNSON / KING 5 News

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Posted on December 17, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 17 at 1:40 PM

Christmas is a magical time but it can be a very dangerous season for your four legged friends. Everything from food to guests at your holiday party can pose a risk.

KING 5's Christie Johnson talks with Heather Waters from Fetch! Pet Care learning all about the dangers of the season.
 
It can be difficult to say no to those puppy dog eyes when they are begging for table scraps but feeding your pet human food is one of the worst things you can do. Animals do not have the same digestion capabilities that humans do and foods that are good for people can make an animal incredibly sick. Things like onions, garlic and chocolate can all be fatal if enough is ingested.  Items like alcohol and poinsettias are all extremely toxic as well.
 
"If you want to indulge your pet with treats this holiday season, things like pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and blueberries are great.  If you want to give them a bone, give them a  marrow bone" said Heather Waters from Fetch! Pet Care.
 
The holidays can also be a very stressful time for your canine pal.  Parties and frequent guests can all cause alarm if not handled properly. Always exercise your pet before guests come over so that they will remain calm, put their bed or crate in a safe and quiet place, and ask guests not to give your pet any food.
 
For more information on Fetch! Pet Care log on to www.fetchpetcare.com.

To read Christie Johnson's blog, go to www.christiejohnsonking5.blogspot.com.
 

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