Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Don't Let Your Dog Be Sidelined By Super Bowl Foods

   Super Bowl LI is this Sunday, February 5th and it should be a great game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. We are huge football fans here on the Bayou so you can bet we will be tuned in and cheering. Super Bowls parties will be held with lots of wonderful food and drinks. It is a tradition that goes back since the first Super Bowl in 1967.
Super Bowl LI football
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   It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the game, hilarious commercials, and the festivities. Throughout the game, it is important to keep tabs on our dogs. While the parties are fun for us, the cheering can be frightening to them. It is a good idea to give them a safe place to go and relax. You also want to make sure nobody inadvertently leaves a door open where they could make an escape.
   The food and beverages being served can pose a problem for our pets too. Don’t leave plates or cups where your pup can make an interception that could lead to a problem. Here are a few Super Bowl treats that can sideline your best friend.
No Booze for Bowser
Alcohol: Never allow your pet to consume alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine can cause fatal respiratory depression. I know it is hard to believe but some people think it is funny to watch a pup get plastered on beer. Many dogs are drawn to the taste of these adult beverages so keep all cups, bottles, and cans out of reach. You can always order your pooch some Bowser Beer for game time.
Make no bones about it, chicken bones are dangerous for dogs
Bones: Make no bones about it; chicken wings are a staple at Super Bowl parties and one of our favorites. I don’t have to tell you how much dogs love chicken and in most cases, it is a healthy protein for them. Chicken bones are an entirely different matter as they can splinter and puncture your dog’s GI tract. Never toss the bones into the trash if your dog can get to them. Such temptations can cause the classiest of pups to become dumpster divers!
Resist the urge to toss your mutt a nut
Nuts: Many nuts can be devastating to dogs including walnuts and macadamias. They can cause vomiting, paralysis and in some cases, death. Bentley loves peanuts and almonds so it is a challenge to keep them away from him. These two nuts are not toxic but can cause an upset tummy and diarrhea. It is best to treat pups to a lick of peanut butter if it does not contain the sugar substitute Xylitol. Dog for Dog Dogbutter is a safe alternative for those pups who are nuts over nuts.
Pick up toothpicks before your dog does
Toothpicks: You might not think about the innocent toothpick as a danger but it can cause some major trouble. If your dog intercepts a toothpick and swallows it, it can damage their GI tract. You could be looking at a big veterinary bill from a tiny sliver of wood.
   We hope that you enjoy Super Bowl LI with your pet. Just remember, the best defense is a good offense.
   I’d like to thank my friends at PetPlan for this pawsome information. You can learn more about protecting your pet’s health by visiting www.petplan.com

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  1. that are very good tips. no booze and nuts here, but we probably need coffee to stay awake... oh wait coffee is also not good for dogs, right?

  2. Mom and dad are having their annual pawty the day before the SuperBowl but sadly, we are not invited.

  3. Toothpicks! Of course. Mom never thought of that, but a toothpick and a chicken bone are a lot alike when it comes to doggie tummies. Yikes.

    Love and licks,

  4. If our team isn't playing...and they never are...we don't watch the game, so no worries for us. Have fun and make your own doggie snacks!

  5. Great tips. We don't get any human foods...and we're okay with that.

  6. Great reminders and tips! Never even thought of the dangers of toothpicks, so scary! Hope you have a great game day!

  7. We always have just a little pizza just this one day of the year.

  8. Oh we can't wait for the human to drop all those foods. Especially cheese
    Lily & Edward

  9. That's some great information! Make sure you remember about chocolate being a deadly poison too.

  10. NO MARGARITAS??!! Surely you gest!!! ☺ Butts, the chicken bones can be quite scary fursure! I ate a few peanuts once! These are very good reminders for the peeps and the pups!
    Ruby ♥

  11. Maybe only DOG FRIENDLY foods should be served....BOL!

  12. Excellent Superbowl Safety tips for pets! These are so important. Enjoy the game!!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  13. Great tips!!

    I swear, I heard a sigh of relief from all the dogs when the NY Giants lost in the playoffs...Arty is especially sensitive to my moods and would get upset and bark every time I stood up to scream at the television!

  14. Great tips! We're not big football fans. We might watch a little of the game since our local team is in but that's about it. Enjoy!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. None of that good stuff around here. When a vegetarian mom is on a diet we all suffer!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. You always have very good tips!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  17. Excellent post. There are so many no-nos for our pets around when it comes to human parties. It's good to be aware and mindful, to avoid something bad happening. :)

  18. Toothpicks are so nasty. Preacher had a bought with them a couple months ago, ate 8 of them. She vomited them up with no problems but it could of been much worse.

  19. Great post! We always have a lot of appetizer on Super Sunday and they are always Leroy proof!

  20. Pawsome advice. Here's to a super Super Bowl. I'll probably also watch the Puppy & Kitten Bowl on Animal Planet before the big game. Gooooooo team! 🏈


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