Santa is already slowly knocking on the door, and that means only one thing - Christmas preparations are in full swing. While hunting for gifts, baking cookies, and decorating your home, you shouldn't forget about your pets. Of course, some kind of gift should also be waiting for them under the tree, but rather we mean that you take into account all the traps that lie in wait for dogs during the Christmas holidays. And that there are not a few of them.
If you have children, you probably already know that a Christmas tree full of decorations and sharp hooks is not exactly "baby friendly". Little excited hands have already dropped and broken more than one glass flask, and it's the same with dogs. The tree acts as an attraction for them, just imagine, they see a lot of "balls" on it, which they love to play with. Chocolate collections are also attractive to them. And as we all know, chocolate is very dangerous for them. So if you have an active dog at home and you know that the tree will not leave him cold, decorate it with harmless ornaments to be safe. They can be, for example, made of paper. Also pay attention to the hooks on which the ornaments are hung, you should avoid them. You don't want them to end up in the dog's stomach.
Another of the traps is Christmas cookies. Arranged plates full of fragrant vanilla rolls, Linz or gingerbread can tempt a dog nicely. Before you know it, the whole batch is in it. Therefore, always put everything out of his reach. Be careful, for example, when baking Christmas cookies, so that the dog does not eat sourdough raw dough . That could do some serious mischief in his tummy.
If you still want to treat your pet to something extra this Christmas, bake them their own goodies. Here's a recipe for Tuna Biscuits.
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup of finely ground oatmeal
¼ teaspoon baking powder or soda
1 small tuna in its own juice (can also be in oil)
1/3 to ½ cup water
In a bowl, grind the tuna with water, then add the remaining ingredients. From the resulting solid mixture, roll out a cake about 1 cm high and cut out various shapes, which you place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Let the cookies rest on it for 2-3 minutes. Then bake them at 200 °C for about 20 minutes, or until they are golden to brown.
"After all, it's Christmas, so we're going to treat our Ali." Have you ever heard that before? If Alík gets canned dog food or some scraps of unseasoned meat, that's fine. However, many people feel that they should give their dog something from the table at Christmas. However, they usually do more harm than good. Fried and spicy foods can upset a dog's digestion and lead to poisoning.
DOG AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT
Another danger lurks for dogs during Christmas. And that's when it serves as a gift under the tree. At first glance, it seems like a great idea to gift a loved one with a furry bundle of happiness. However, the first wave of enthusiasm after the end of the holidays often subsides and the dog becomes more of a gift. And unfortunately, we all know what it's like in shelters after Christmas. Therefore, the dog should never be a surprise, you must always discuss your idea with the potential owner . A dog is a living being and worrying about it is no joke.