Top Five Fourth of July Hazards for Dogs

Top Five Fourth of July Hazards for Dogs
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Pet experts wanting to get a little free publicity share some Independence Day safety tips spent the last couple days flooding our inboxes with reminders on how to keep your dogs sane this holiday.

Here are some of the hazards to avoid:

See also: -14 Best Fourth of July Parties in Metro Phoenix -10 Places to See Fourth of July Fireworks in Metro Phoenix

Cookouts

Maybe just a little?
Maybe just a little?
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You've invited a family, a few friends and the nice neighbors over for a festive backyard cookout. Remind them that no matter how much your pooch begs, table food -- especially onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes, raisins, and salt -- can all be potentially toxic.

Experts say that any change, even for one meal, can give your pets severe indigestion and diarrhea. Older animals are more susceptible to digestive problems.



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