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Saturday, November 27, 2010

For Your Friend

    I hope everyone had a great Thanks Giving Day filled with hunting, fishing, family time, football, and tons of good food.   I was very fortunate to get some hunting in.  We still have a lot of serious holiday fun ahead of us.  So please take a minute to think about your best friend. 

1.    When traveling with you dog remember to have plenty of room in the car for them to move around.  I don't like to drive more than 2.5 hours before i stop so i can let them out and move around.  I also like to crack a window to supply fresh air. 
2.    Make sure you have a doggy bag!  Take along items your dog is used to like food and treats.  Also take along the favorite toy, extra leash, and any medications your dog may need. 
3.   When you bring your dog to someone Else's house ask about any hazards to your best friend.  Poison, traps, fluids, and anything else you can think of should be out of the dogs area. 
    Every dog is different and may be able to tolerate the situation differently than the next dog.  It is the owner responsibly to know their dog.  This past Thanks Giving my wife and I avoided a disaster by nearly seconds.  We have a great dog and not much else so this really hit us hard and we are very thankful we caught it in time.  Remember point number 3 from above???  Well my father-in-law had poison out for mice and Penny(my friend) found it.  We were all in the room when this went down; however, she did get a few small pellets of the stuff.  After the emergency vet run and a bottle of vitamins we were relieved to find that it was a low grade poison and she was going to be fine.  I just want to urge all of you to keep an eye on your friend this holiday season.

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