The Dangers Of Watching Super Bowl With Your Dog
The foods that slowly kill humans through obesity and clogged arteries can quickly do a nasty number on your furry best friend. people.com says Chicken wings, onion rings and other snacks typical of a Super Bowl party spread can harm or kill your pet if they eat them.
Presenting Petplan pet insurance food warnings, the number one dangerous snack is chicken wings with their fine bones that “splinter easily and puncture the gastrointestinal tract.” Not as bad but annoying non the less, is when you have to clean the carpet because the blowtorch hot dipping sauce upset the animal’s stomach.
“Walnuts and macadamias are especially toxic and can cause vomiting, paralysis and even death.”
Onion rings, or onions in general can be poisonous to pets and fried foods in general can cause diarrhea. I had no idea that onions were even a concern. The same is true of beer, which they say “even a sip can cause fatal respiratory depression.”
Something more obvious but easily overlooked, is serving up appetizers like cheese cubes, mini-weiners drenched in a mystery bbq sauce or meat skewered on toothpicks that “can cause severe and potentially fatal damage to an animal’s gastrointestinal tract, if swallowed.”
What dog isn’t going to at least want to snarf a Scooby snack when no one is looking. You need to think ahead if there will be pets around during Super Bowl 51. Think safety now and avoid problems later. If that sounds difficult, send the dog out to the movies or off to the mailman convention down the street.
Be a responsible pet owner. I thank you, and your dog thanks you…. with those big sad eyes…. and drool… lots of drool. “Are you going to eat that?” “If you drop that, I will eat it so fast! Oh please drop it. Please, please, please, please…..”