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DogDaz Zoo: Thankful For YOU

Today we are celebrating “Thanksgiving.”

It is a fun holiday full of food and smells and family.

I am busy making vegan pumpkin pie and marinating the tofurky and roasting all those wonderful winter root veggies.

Thanksgiving is a time when I look back at the people and things in my life and take stock of that for which I am most thankful.

I am thankful for 7 years of blogging this month, which has allowed me to meet YOU, my readers. I have met your families and your pets. You’ve shown me your life through pictures. You’ve read me your poems, and most of all, you have allowed me to experience your life through your blogs.

Thank you from the bottom of my DogDaz heart. – Lorian

The trio sleeping off a good holiday meal.

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TIPS FOR FEEDING PETS AT THE HOLIDAYS

Many pets can get a little too much food today, as do the people. So, as you are getting ready to sit down to the dinner table, here are some tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too.

Talkin’ Turkey
If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don’t offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.

Sage Advice
Sage can make your Thanksgiving stuffing taste delish, but it and many other herbs contain essential oils and resins that can cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous system depression to pets if eaten in large quantities. Cats are especially sensitive to the effects of certain essential oils.

No Bread Dough
Don’t spoil your pet’s holiday by giving him raw bread dough. According to ASPCA experts, when raw bread dough is ingested, an animal’s body heat causes the dough to rise in his stomach. As it expands, the pet may experience vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bloating, which could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring surgery.

Don’t Let Them Eat Cake
If you’re baking up Thanksgiving cakes, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs—they could contain salmonella bacteria that may lead to food poisoning.

Too Much of a Good Thing
A few small boneless pieces of cooked turkey, a taste of mashed potato or even a lick of pumpkin pie shouldn’t pose a problem. However, don’t allow your pets to overindulge, as they could wind up with a case of stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse—an inflammatory condition of the pancreas known as pancreatitis. In fact, it’s best to keep pets on their regular diets during the holidays.

A Feast Fit for a Kong
While the humans are chowing down, give your cat and dog their own little feast. Offer them Nylabones or made-for-pet chew bones. Or stuff their usual dinner—perhaps with a few added tidbits of turkey, vegetables (try sweet potato or green beans) and dribbles of gravy—inside a Kong toy. They’ll be happily occupied for a while, working hard to extract their dinner from the toy.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2018 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Thank You

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We are thankful for our wonderful blog friends and readers.

Thank you for the bottom of our hearts.   

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2016 in Animals

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Turkey Bomb

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Wishing a happy Thanksgiving day to all who celebrate.  Today I am thinking about all those that are struggling and how blessed I am to be able to be with my family and friends in a safe an calm moment.  DogDaz Zoo is sending you lots of love and sweet potatoes on this wonderful American family holiday.

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2015 in Animals

 

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Thankful Thursday: We Give Thanks for YOU!

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This is part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop from PepiSmartDog.com

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Dogs

 

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Thankful Thursday: Thanksgiving Day

We at DogDaz have so much to be thankful for and today is the perfect Thursday to restart our Thankful Thursday blog hop because it is American Thanksgiving Day.

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1.  DogDaz is thankful for safe international travel and the ability to move around the planet, especially to get home to see her furries (and her humans).

2.  We are thankful for a wonderful pet sitter who knows how to take such good care of the doggies when Mommy is off on her work journeys  (Thank you Sonya and pack).  And to V and K8 for feeding the cats everyday at home, which Mommy usually does.

3.  We are thankful for all the wonderful and caring people in our life who feed us and love us and take us to the vet when we need it.

4.  We are thankful for our blog friends who come back post after post, even when Mommy is not able to read their blogs because she is in a world that blocks internet access, or she is under a rock somewhere trying to lift the weight of the world.

Wishing everyone a safe and festive holiday season.  And for those that celebrate Hanukkah – may your doughnuts be full of jelly and your candles be bright.

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This is part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop from PepiSmartDog.com

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Cats, Dogs

 

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11.22.12 DogDaz Is Thankful For YOU

Today, in the United States, we are celebrating the secular holiday we call Thanksgiving.

It is a fun holiday for me full of food and smells and family.  I am busy right now making vegan pumpkin pie and marinating the tofurky.  But Thanksgiving is also one of those holidays where I look at the people and things in my life, and take stock of that for which I am most thankful. 

I am thankful for a year of blogging which has allowed me to meet YOU.  You, the wonderful people out there in cyberspace.  I have met your families and your pets;  you’ve shown me your pictures, read me your poems, and most of all, you allowed me to experience your life through your blogs.  Thank you from the bottom of our DogDaz heart.

I don’t know about at your house, but my animals always get a little to much people food today, as do the people.  So, as you are getting ready to sit down to the dinner table, here are some tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too.

Talkin’ Turkey
If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don’t offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.

Sage Advice
Sage can make your Thanksgiving stuffing taste delish, but it and many other herbs contain essential oils and resins that can cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous system depression to pets if eaten in large quantities. Cats are especially sensitive to the effects of certain essential oils.

No Bread Dough
Don’t spoil your pet’s holiday by giving him raw bread dough. According to ASPCA experts, when raw bread dough is ingested, an animal’s body heat causes the dough to rise in his stomach. As it expands, the pet may experience vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bloating, which could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring surgery.

Don’t Let Them Eat Cake
If you’re baking up Thanksgiving cakes, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs—they could contain salmonella bacteria that may lead to food poisoning.

Too Much of a Good Thing
A few small boneless pieces of cooked turkey, a taste of mashed potato or even a lick of pumpkin pie shouldn’t pose a problem. However, don’t allow your pets to overindulge, as they could wind up with a case of stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse—an inflammatory condition of the pancreas known as pancreatitis. In fact, it’s best keep pets on their regular diets during the holidays.

A Feast Fit for a Kong
While the humans are chowing down, give your cat and dog their own little feast. Offer them Nylabones or made-for-pet chew bones. Or stuff their usual dinner—perhaps with a few added tidbits of turkey, vegetables (try sweet potato or green beans) and dribbles of gravy—inside a Kong toy. They’ll be happily occupied for awhile, working hard to extract their dinner from the toy.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2012 in Dogs

 

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