With Thanksgiving next week, I’m writing to suggest a tail wagging health story for KNTR-AM Online:
“Happy Woofgiving: 3 Doggy Health Hazards to Avoid on Turkey Day.”
Consider this: Every year, countless dogs in Phoenix head to the vet after Thanksgiving — many suffering from digestive problems and canine pancreatitis — because they’ve eaten things they really shouldn’t.
So how can you say “Bone Appetit” to Fido on Thanksgiving while still keeping your hungry hound happy and healthy?
According to canine health and wellness experts at Milk-Bone, Phoenix dog parents can start by avoiding these Top 3 major doggy health hazards:
1. DOGGY HAZARD #1: LEFT OUT LEFTOVERS
Many dogs get sick not from being fed directly but because they climb up on the table and eat huge quantities of food when humans aren’t there.
2. DOGGY HAZARD #2: FOOD NO-NOS
Don’t give your dog turkey skin, turkey or poultry bones, onions, grapes, raisins, fatty foods, or other holiday items that are harmful or toxic to dogs.
3. DOGGY HEALTH HAZARD #3: DENTAL DAMAGERS
Avoid plastic bones, ice cubes, antlers, and bully sticks — all of which can cause painful doggy tooth fractures.
For more details on this fun and useful topic, I’m happy to arrange an interview with Jesse Vasquez, Milk-Bone’s dog health and wellness advocate. Jesse is available for phone, Skype, email, and in-person interviews (San Francisco) from Nov. 20 to 28.
>> SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR JESSE VASQUEZ
Q: When Fido is begging for food under the Thanksgiving table what can you safely give your gour-mutt instead?
A: Try giving your dog a dental treat (such as a Milk-Bone Brushing Chew) — a bone that tastes like a treat and cleans like a toothbrush. Treats made for dogs keep dogs occupied and have none of the hazards of human holiday foods.
Q: What should I do if Fido is really hyper active with all of the people and food around the house during Thanksgiving?
A: Make a point to get him a lot of exercise before the Thanksgiving meal or your guests arrive. Check out our fun infographic on the most popular Thanksgiving doggy exercise workouts at this link:
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Christmas Cash Information
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Be a part of this year’s Christmas tree lane home display Tour! Register your address so the entire community can drive past to admire your Christmas display and say “Thank you” for the time and effort you spent decorating your home.
Registration Deadline is Monday, December 7th. Name, addresses, also a map will be published in the local newspaper, the White Sheet, KJJJ, KNTR Talk, KVYL and KNTR Sports websites on or before Sunday, December 13th. Decorations must be displayed December 13 – December 31, 2014. Contact Radio Central for more details at 928-855-9336.
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MARINE CORPS LEAGUE LAKE HAVASU DETACHMENT #757 DONATES $1,000 TO INTERAGENCY FOOD BANK.
DONATION WILL BE USED TO BUY 120 TURKEYS WHICH WILL FEED SOME NEEDY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
Left to Right:
Frank Blain…Commandant of Detachment #757
Linda Heredero…Interagency Food Services Coordinator
James “Kim” McCoy…Senior Vice Commandant Detachment #757
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