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Summer Food Hazards for Pets


Summer Food Hazards for Pets

Summer BBQ’s are the best! Getting out, spending time with friends and family, then enjoying the amazing food is always a great time. In this video, Dr. Kenneth Aponte and Dr. Sudeep Wahla discuss why our pets may love summer eating as much as us, but how to avoid trips to the Veterinarian for some stomach issues after these cookouts.

Topics include:

  • Holidays and Summer BBQ
  • Foods to avoid giving those cute, so hard to resist, sad pet eyes
  • Signs to watch for if your pet did happen to get into some food and may need to go to the veterinarian.
  • If your pet is vomiting or having diarrhea, get to the Veterinarian right away, do not wait.

Featured Quote:

You enjoy the food and the dogs can just enjoy the company and the family that you have around.

Video Transcript:

Hey guys, Dr. Aponte, Dr. Wahla, and Credos again, here to talk about food safety especially because 4th of July is right around the corner, but this entails to all holidays. So everybody's getting ready for their picnics and the barbecues, which is amazing. You know hot dogs, ribs.

 

We all love it.

 

Yeah. Vegetables. I mean, we're even excited ourselves. But what you need to be careful with is, you know, people sneaking food to the pets. We know the family member who they're always staring at because they're the ones giving them food. But be careful with bones, rib bones, chicken bones. We think it could be okay. They eat them, they can get a foreign body and have to go to surgery. Corn on the cob, a lot of people didn't think it's safe. They give it to them. They sometimes, instead they don't even chew, they'll swallow it whole and then they get another form body that we have to remove. Something else that you have to monitor for vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, not meaning just kind of more tired. If you notice any of these symptoms come in right away. They could be sick, they could have foreign body, they could get pancreatitis. Sometimes some infection, diarrhea, again, is another sign that something's not going on well with the intestinal system.

 

And mainly a lot of times some people say, well, I just give her a little bit of food here and there, but be careful when you have family over. Definitely even a little bit of food that they normally don't get can be something very, very bad for them, so it can make them pretty sick. So you be careful, enjoy the time. You enjoy the food and the dogs can just enjoy the company and the family that you have around.

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