Giving Corn Cobs to Your Dogs--Just Don't Do It!
Ah, ears of sweet corn. Those juicy, crunchy, buttery, salty treats of summer! And of course, who doesn't want to share the bliss with their favorite pooch?
Well, go ahead and indulge Fido with some nibbles of kernels if you choose, but toss the cob! Be sure to secure the spent cobs FAR and away, in a bag, in the trash bin, in the garage, secure from any sneaky doggie snoops.
If you suspect your dog has gotten into the trash and eaten cobs (or any other food/foreign object), call your veterinarian immediately. Some symptoms you may notice are:
- vomiting or dry heaves
- diarrhea (or straining)
- not eating
- painful abdomen
A dog's body cannot break down the cobs and there's a good chance they will get lodged in the intestines causing a possibly fatal obstruction. Thankfully, Dozer was a lucky boy and recovered. Avoid a possible trip to the emergency vet, or even worse--just say no to giving your dog (or cat!) corn on the cob!
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Bump up the nutrition for your cat or dog
Whether you have an injured or ailing pet who can't or won't eat, a finicky eater, or just want to give a special treat to your furry companion, bone broth is the crème de la crème for all of the above!
It's easy to make your own (and good for you, too!)...OR, stop in at End of the Leash for some great options for bone broth for your pet by Honest Kitchen, Nature's Logic and Stella & Chewys.
In the following video, Dr. Karen Becker takes you into her own kitchen and whips up a batch of bone broth for her dog, Ada. If you'd like to read the full article, check out the link on healthypets.mercola.com: "Bone Broth: The “Soul Food” Perfect for Sick Pets Who Won’t or Can’t Eat"
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