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Recipe for Tasty Dog Treats and much more Baggins' Bites Newsletter
December 10, 2006
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

December ’06
Welcome to Baggins’ Bites the fr*e monthly ezine that features pet tips, dog treat recipes and much more.

In this issue:
I. Last Chance to Fill Out the Survey
II. Keep Your Pets Safe During the Hectic Holiday Season.
III. Pet Essences Can Calm a Dog During the Fireworks Season
IV. Recipe “Gingerbread Men Treats”
V. Interview with Bill Coughlin of www.dog-first-aid 101.com. What should you do in an emergency?

Enjoy!

I. I am leaving the survey up for a few more days. It’s just 5 quick questions. Please give your thoughts and tell me a bit about yourself so I can improve this newsletter for you. Click to see Survey

3 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe During the Holidays

II. There’s lots of temptation for a pet to explore and get himself into trouble during the busy holiday season.

To make sure excited and active dogs don’t accidentally knock over the Christmas tree (or Aunt Matilda) and don’t eat things they shouldn’t (like a box of chocolates under the tree or your nice garland on the stairs) causing you and your furry one to book quality time with the emergency vet, there are some things you can do to make the holidays safe and fun for all.

1. Make sure tree decorations are out of reach of your pet if she’s likely to chew them

Some decorations can be toxic. Tinsel, garland and artificial snow can all look like tasty chew toys to our friends. Make sure they’re out of the way if you have a chewer. They are not digestible and can cause internal blockages, they can also be made of toxic materials.

2. Use non-toxic tree water preservatives Be aware that a lot of tree water preservatives can seem enticing your pet, these fertilizers can cause illnesses. Look for tree water preservatives that have a non-toxic label.

3. Plants can be toxic
Many of the plants associated with the holidays can cause stomach upset if eaten or even be deadly, Christmas cactus, hemlock, holly, ivy, mistletoe, and poinsettia.

To see more tips on keeping your pet safe during the hectic holiday season, please visit Holiday Tips for Pet Safety

Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks Season

Flower Essences: If your dog gets especially anxious around the holiday excitement (extra guests, fireworks, etc.) you may be interested in this natural remedy to help keep your pet calm. Keep My Dog Calm During Fireworks and General Craziness

Recipe


Gingerbread Men (or Women!)
Mix molasses, honey, ginger and more for a yummy holiday treat for your pet. You can get the recipe hereGingerbread Dog Treats


Special Interview with Bill Coughlin of
www. Dog-First- Aid-101.com

Click Here to find out what you should do if your dog is in an emergency situation.

Plus, what 10 things should you have in an emergency first aid kit for your pet?

You can find more information about dog first aid by visiting Bill Coughlin’s website. www.dog-first-aid-101.com

That’s it for now. Baggins and I wish you a very safe and happy holiday season.

Until next time, Jennifer and Baggins

P.S. It's not to late to order something fun for the dog lovers in your lives. Gift for Dog Lovers

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