Here’s Johnny! This very easy-going boy is ready to lap up the love and attention at the right home. He gets along great with other dogs, knows basic commands and is very well-behaved. He may be a senior dog but his spirit is young and his nature is mature and sweet. To top it all off, he has a terrific smile that would make a great addition to any family photo; LRROF.org. — Photo by Rebecca Gil
“I may be 9 years old, but that doesn’t stop me from being a happy-go-lucky boy!”
Watch The Scraps
We’ve all been there. Tempted by those big puppy eyes as we eat. Just a little piece of our delicious food. No harm, right? Well, it isn’t that simple. Many of the foods we consume are highly poisonous to our pets. Even organic and non-organic vegetables and fruits can cause damage: grapes, onions, peppers and garlic, if ingested in high enough quantities, can result in an emergency visit to the veterinary clinic. Anything containing xylitol, a sweetener found in candy, gum and many other treats, is also a no-go for pets. You would be surprised to learn that certain peanut butter brands also contain xylitol, making them poisonous for your pet. The best peanut butter is the one with peanuts as its only ingredient and given in small amounts. The list of poisonous foods is long, and a simple search online or a call to your vet can save your pet large amounts of pain. Not to mention, feeding your pet with food scraps can encourage unwanted behaviors like begging and stealing food from the table. Next time you are tempted to share some human delicacies with your pet, consider all that can happen from that simple action.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
› Carol Caridad is the Founder & Executive Director of Paws4You Rescue. For the last 13 years, she has been the face of Paws4You, a cause she founded because she saw a desperate need in the community to save dogs from abandonment and euthanasia; Paws4You.org.