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Caturday: DogDaz’ Holiday Safety List

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The cats are always amazed by the lights of the Christmas tree (which you can see reflected in the window behind Noel and Stella in this picture from 2013). K8 caught them watching the twinkling from a safe distance. Nine, of course, was climbing the tree, doing his best to undo all the wonderful decorations that everyone was putting up.

Don’t forget to celebrate the shortest day and longest night of the year (Winter Solstice) next Friday in the Northern Hemisphere. We will start to gain a bit more daylight every day from the Winter Solstice until the Spring Solstice in June.

I can not imagine a life without cats. Happy Caturday.

 

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DOGDAZ HOLIDAY LIST TO KEEP THEM SAFE

Here is a list of what to be careful of this holiday season for your cats and dogs and rabbits and guinea pigs and potbellies and ferrets, and…..

Bones – Small turkey and ham bones can lodge in the throat, stomach and digestive tract requiring surgery to remove. Also, the fats and gravies that you may add to your pets’ food can cause diarrhea and vomiting (and ultimately pancreatitis (Yuk!)).

Christmas Trees – These create a whole realm of dangers for your pet. Poorly secured trees can fall on rambunctious pets as the runaround or try to climb them. Pine needles can cause GI irritation and perforation. Sharp or breakable ornaments should be kept well out-of-the-way of curious mouths and paws. Christmas trees may contain additives and preservatives, which leach into the water and can be toxic if ingested. Tinsel, yarn, and ribbon can cause linear foreign bodies (get wrapped up throughout the intestinal tract) and create a blockage and/or possible perforations.

Electrical Cords – These are always a hazard to curious kittens and puppies but the extra lights and decorations this time of year is even more tempting. Make sure that all electrical cords are in good condition and out of reach.

Holiday Plants – Many plants can be poisonous to your pet. The holidays add a few more to that list and include mistletoe, poinsettia, lilies, and holly (the berries are especially toxic).

Lost Pets – The holidays make it easier for pets to sneak their way out of the house with the extra guests and visiting friends going in and out. Be sure to keep identification on your pets and keep them contained in a bedroom or behind a gate if you are expecting a lot of foot traffic through your front door.

Sweets– Holiday candy can cause GI problems and become toxic once ingested. Chocolate is one of the most common causes of toxic reaction in pets. The darker the chocolate the worse it is. Do not place wrapped boxes of chocolate under the tree – dogs can sniff them out. Also be sure to keep the candy dishes covered so playful paws aren’t tempted to fish them out.

Noel, The Christmas Cat
2009

Have a safe and healthy holiday!!

 Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2018 in Cats

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Sofie is 8!

It is amazing to me how time flies when it comes to age. Sofie Bear turns 8 years old today. My silly girl has been on a roller coaster of emotional/health issues for most of her years, but underneath it all, she is still my silly fluff ball who loves to roll in leaves and chase squirrels.

Happy Birthday, Sofie Bear! We would not be DogDaz Zoo without you!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2018 in Animals

 

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Monday Mischief: A Happy Sofie

I think Sofie is the happiest when she finds some tall grass to lie in.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2018 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Happy 7th Birthday, Stella

Though you don’t grace the blog as much as others, you are always on our mind and in our hearts.

We love you Stella and you are a super special girl.

Happy 7th Birthday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2018 in Animals, Cats

 

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DogDaz Zoo: National DOG Day

What a perfect day for the 3 DogDaz beauties to return from vacation because someone decided it is NATIONAL DOG DAY! We thought that every day was DOGDAZ (d-aw-ga-d-aye-za). Fall is in the air this week, summer is winding down, kids are heading back to school, and sadly, the pool is full of leaves. The zoo is as busy as ever and we plan on a full schedule of blogging about our antics. We hope you had a nice summer break and are ready to start taking longer walks in cooler temperatures. We know that Sofie and Charles are. Louise has been walking no matter how hot it is, but those fluff balls, no way they are going out in the heat and humidity. Bark Out Loud. Looking forward to fall.

HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY TO ALL 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2018 in Animals, Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Happy 10th, Charles

Mr. Charles, the Mugwump, Little is 10 years young today. Though you have only been with us for 2 1/2 years, you have become an integral part of the Zoo. I still don’t understand how we are your 5th home – we are so glad that you rescued us and that you are with us forever and ever.

Well, almost everyone… Sofie.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2018 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Honoring Our Heros

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Animals

 

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