Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Football, Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, Family, Friends......

Football, family time, turkey and pumpkin pie are all just around the corner.  Good news for the human family members but what about your Pug?  First of all, remember Pugs are beggars and love food so they will be were the food is.  Be careful of those snacks during your favorite football games and being at Pug level.  As well as those guests that are unaware of the Pugs nature of begging for food.  A piece of food here and there will add up to a chunky Pug.  Maybe an upset Pug belly even.  Remember there are foods that are not good for your Pug such as nuts, chocolate, alcohol, bread dough, and etc.  Don’t forget those non-foods that could sicken or kill your Pug such as bottle caps, candles, decorations, ribbons, and so on.  It is imperative to keep your Pug healthy and away from the foods, the family members/friends who will give them food and/or non-foods which could make them sick, could be a potential choking hazard or can kill your Pug.  

Pay attention to your Pug and be attentive to where and what they are into.  Creating a “Pug– zone” where people, especially children, can be supervised for the welfare of your Pug.

Now it is time for the turkey dinner!!  Even though turkey is good for your Pug you have to be careful of the hazards that turkey holds.  First of all, the brown crispy skin is full of fats and oils that can cause your Pug to get seriously ill.  Secondly, that drumstick is a serious choking hazard.  While the turkey is being cooked the bones become brittle and easily breakable.  The brittle bones can split, splinter or even pierce your Pug’s intestines.  The white skinless turkey is best for your Pug, if you were to sneak them a piece of turkey. 

Time to bring on the pumpkin pie!!  Yes, it is true that pumpkin is good for your Pug.  Pumpkin is full of Vitamin A and Vitamin C which helps with your Pug’s immune system, Beta-carotene which helps with cancer prevention, Vitamin E which helps keep a healthy skin and coat and it is high in fiber which is critical for good digestive health of your Pug.  Also, the pumpkin in small amounts will help if your Pug has an upset belly, diarrhea, constipation or even motion sickness.  It is low in calories and should be a treat and not give to your Pug on a regular basis.  However, that pumpkin pie is full of sugar and sweeteners which are harmful to your Pug.  So keep the pumpkin pie to you and your guests and away from your Pug. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Enjoy time with your family and friends, Good Luck on your Football games, and most of all keep your Pug safe and healthy.  

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