If you are a dog owner or know anyone with dogs, let’s not leave them out this year. We love our pets so let’s show them a little extra love on Valentine’s Day by including them in our festivities. I generally give Charlie (my dog) a large treat like a Doggie Valentine’s Day cookie and a toy, I also sometimes make him human food, (for ideas check out this post because goodies I get for myself can be toxic for him). Anyways, when including your dogs, there are things you should keep in mind. To know more, read below.
Here are five Valentine’s Day Tips For Your Dog:
- Keep the Chocolate far away! If I am working that day I do not bring it home, I leave it there. Walking in after a long day, I do not pay attention to where I place my bags and i don’t want my nosey little guy to go into my bags.
- Keep the flowers out of reach. The smells may be inviting to your dog and he may try to take a bite. Though most flowers are not toxic to dogs, some pieces may cause blockage and indigestion.
- Watch out for the sugar-free candy, Xylitol is highly toxic for dogs. Anything I purchase that is sugar-free, low carb or low sugar, I check for xylitol and if it’s there, I keep it far away.
- Raisins, Grapes, Coffee Beans, and Macadamia nuts are not safe for dogs. Be sure to keep these out of reach.
- Spend some extra time with your fur baby, extra cuddling and my Charlie always appreciates an extra-long walk, especially if the temperature is low.
If you do not have a pet, try visiting a nearby animal shelter and show some love or maybe you’ll fall in love and bring home a new friend!