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Content is not warranted or endorsed by The Bluebonnet Norfolk Terrier Club but is intended as a reference guide for living with Norfolks. From Helene Gisin: "We were supposed to drive home on Saturday, but at our breakfast stop, Jack ate a pack of chewing gum left inadvertently in the car. This was sugarfree gum with Xylitol, which in turns out is very toxic to dogs (causes an insulin response and hypoglycemia very quickly in some dogs). So, we rushed to a nearby vet and got it out of him as quick as possible. He seems to be back to his usual self with no obvious ill effect." This story came from a family with whom Helene had place a Norwich puppy. next next previous previous From Sue Lawrence; BluWater Norfolk & Norwich Terriers, Mi I've had a dog with cataracts and have learned quite a bit from her. She is fine in the house and yard. She sees light and dark. Blinking a porch light on and off at night along with calling her will help. Also in the snow, what we did/do is... (if you know her 'path' or routine area of use) shovel the snow in that path of things. She will then follow the path as usual and 'find' her way back and forth to the house. From the ASPCA: As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be thinking about giving—or getting—the perfect gift. But did you know that the traditional tokens of affection—roses, chocolates, and other candies—can be harmful for the four-legged loves of your life? In any form ranging from one-ounce baking squares to hand-dipped truffles, chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, both methylxanthines that can cause stimulation of the central nervous system, an increase in heart rate and tremors. Clinical signs—vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, hyperactivity, and increased thirst, urination and heart rate—can be seen with the ingestion of as little as two ounces of baking chocolate by a 10-pound dog. New Years Eve can be quite frightening to your pet with all the noise and explosion of fireworks. Many pets escape from their owners during the celebration and end up in shelters or run over by cars. Remember to protect your pet by placing them in a safe, quiet place away from any fireworks.  The holidays are not ideal for introducing a pet into your family. New puppies and dogs require extra attention and a stable environment, which the holiday season doesn't permit. Also, a puppy is not a toy or gift that can be returned. Instead, the AKC suggests giving a gift representative of the dog to come, such as a toy, a leash, or a bed.  Remove holiday lights from lower branches of your tree. They may get very hot and burn dogs Travelling with your pet? Always make sure your pet is properly identified. Obtain identification with the address of your destination, as well. Thoroughly wipe off your dog’s feet, legs and tummy when he comes in out of the elements. He can ingest salt, antifreeze or other potentially dangerous chemicals while licking his paws, and his pads may also bleed from snow or encrusted ice. From the American Humane Society:  Grieving the Loss of Your Pet  A common aspect of owning a companion animal -- a part many rarely discuss -- is the loss of a pet. When you lose your best friend -- the one you could always count on when you were down, the one who warmed you, played with you, and made you laugh no matter how bad you felt -- it can be a devastating experience. It's important to grieve this loss and work through the emotions. Walking your dog creates bonding time. Time together, especially active time, provides an opportunity for dog and guardian to interact and establish mutual communication and a strong bond of affection. Dogs on a walk also get to socialize with other dogs. This is especially beneficial for puppies, who learn the rules of canine social interaction from meeting older dogs. Nicotine is toxic to our pets. The most common source of nicotine is tobacco products like cigarettes, cigarette butts and even nicotine gum and patches The most common source of nicotine is tobacco products like cigarettes, cigarette butts and even nicotine gum and patches
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