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    Food Safety for Senior Dogs and Choking Tips

    Senior dogs are part of the family and some of the beings we are most grateful to have in our lives. As we move through fall and into Thanksgiving, unique foods and spices may be added to our diets. Denise Fleck, The Pet Safety Crusader, shares which of these autumn favorites are safe for the whole family (including Fido) and which are potentially hazardous, meaning you could end up at the emergency vet if ingested.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn about the nutritional value of various foods, especially vegetables, and how to best prepare them for your senior dog. Denise will answer questions like, “Can my dog eat peas?” (Yes!) and talk about why it’s fine to feed your pup canned pumpkin but important to avoid pumpkin pie mix. She’ll talk about why certain holiday foods are particularly dangerous for pets, including unbaked dough, raisins, currants, and nuts. As an added bonus, Denise shares a recipe for a batch of tasty Turkey* Veggie Muffins you and your pet can enjoy together.

    Just like us, dogs sometimes gulp or take in too much when enjoying a favorite meal or treat. Or they may swallow something they shouldn't have! So how do you help a dog who is choking? Denise discusses signs of choking and demonstrates the important steps to help a choking pet, including the doggy Heimlich, chest thrusts, and the latest eXternal eXtraction technique (XXT).

    What participants are saying:

    “This is a very timely presentation as we head into the holiday season. Good reminders as well as new information!”

    About the Presenter: 

    Denise Fleck is an award-winning author and animal care instructor who developed the curriculum for her Pet First-Aid & CPCR and Pet Disaster Preparedness Classes after training with dozens of schools and organizations, practicing, attending seminars and practicing some more. Known as The Pet Safety Crusader™, Denise has personally taught more than 30,000 humans animal life-saving skills and has appeared on Animal Planet's Groomer Has It and Pit Boss, A&E's Kirstie Alley's Big Life, CBS-TV's The Doctors, CNN Headline News, PBS-TV's Lassie's Pet Vet and KTLA Los Angeles as well as on radio and in magazines. She is President of the Board of The Grey Muzzle Organization, and her soft spot lies with caring for senior pets.

    *or meat substitute of your choice