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Spring 2014 • Issue 3

Maddie’s ® Pet Adoption Days Remedy for a Tragedy Mindfulness and a Cat Nom, Nom, Nom One for Me, None for You

Necessity of Care Escalates for Surrendered Livestock & Injured Wildlife


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the inside scoop Family Gatherings Ruby’s Gala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days . . . . . . . . 3 Bark and Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Family Scrapbook From A to Z - Thanks to Your Support, We See It All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Alumni Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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If You Care, Leave Them There

The Bull in Pit Bull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Family Care Click for No Bark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Nom, Nom, Nom - One for Me, None for You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13


Growing and

Growing and

Growing! Due to your continued friendship and support, Dane County Humane Society has steadily grown its programs and operations each year, keeping up with our growing community and its needs. Along with the ability to help more animals has come the challenge of maximizing every housing option available to us. You may not be aware, but during these difficult economic times, more horses are being surrendered by their owners and need shelter. Our current barn is not only used to house homeless horses and other livestock, but is also home to our excellent wildlife program, Four Lakes Wildlife Center (FLWC). Our wildlife rehabilitation program is a vital and important one for our shelter, and the demand increases every season as its reputation grows. Our patients have quadrupled in as many years! We want to continue to provide rehabilitation for the injured and orphaned wild animals that come into our care, and provide housing for homeless horses. In order to maintain a level of excellence in standards of care for all of these animals, we need more space. With your help, we want to move forward with plans to build a second barn. Building the second barn will allow FLWC to expand and take over the entire existing barn. Our new barn will enable us to properly house and care for horses and other livestock. Your support will have a direct impact on our ability to properly care for these animals. We thank you for helping us make good things happen for animals. Read more about the new barn and remodel project on page 6. >> Written by Pam McCloud Smith, Executive Director

Dane County Humane Society|giveshelter.org

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Family Gatherings

<< Rewind Olympic Viewing Party with Casey FitzRandolph Casey FitzRandolph, former U.S. speed-skating Olympian and gold medalist, came to us years ago and offered his support as an avid animal lover. Our supporters had the chance to meet Casey on February 13th and learn about his incredible career as an Olympian. At the same time, we raisied $500 for our furry friends here at the shelter. Guests of our Viewing Party were invited to the Draft House in Verona to hang out with Casey, enjoy some delicious food and drink, and of course cheer on the red, white and blue in Sochi.

Ruby’s Gala We knew Ruby was the perfect inspiration for this premiere gala event when we heard the story of her journey from an abandoned roadside to Dane County Humane Society and finally to her loving home. Every animal has a story and we were grateful to have the opportunity to share just a few of them at the first annual Ruby’s Gala held on February 15th at the Madison Masonic Center. Both longtime supporters and those new to the organization joined together to support animals in need, raising over $75,000 for DCHS programming. Having the stage to present our accomplishments, goals and needs proved to be priceless. We look forward to celebrating the life of Ruby and all animals who find there’s no place like home for years to come.

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Opposite page - top, 2014 Photo Contest submissions; middle, Chad Millar; bottom, Volunteer Photographer

Through the support we receive yearly from the Madison Winter Festival and WPS Health Insurance, we participated once again in the Frosty Dog Jog on February 15th. Animal lovers from all around the county were invited to the Capitol Square to hit the road with their hounds for a 1-mile jog and walk through scenic downtown Madison. Supporters showed up in tremendous numbers at the Capitol, raising nearly$2,000 for our animals in need.

Photography Credit: This page - top, Anonymous; middle, June Flick; bottom, Jen Trost and Kevin Allen Parr

Frosty Dog Jog


Fast Forward >> Calendar Contest May 1st through July 6th Is there an animal lover out there who doesn’t enjoy showing off their furry friend’s cuteness every once in a while? We don’t think so! This is one of the most exciting times of the year for DCHS as we get to see all of the adorable photo submissions that come in for our 2015 calendar. Last year, our very popular calendar raised nearly $13,000 for Dane County Humane Society. We hope to raise even more this year!

Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days May 31st through June 1st Dog and cat adoptions are free this weekend! Maddie’s Fund® is working with 14 communities in nine states throughout the country to find loving homes for 10,000 shelter animals in just two days. Maddie’s Fund has earmarked $10 million as a way to give back to participating organizations, donating up to $2,000 per adopted dog or cat. Last year, nearly 8,500 dogs and cats found homes nationwide. Dane County Humane Society, Dane County Friends of Ferals, Angel’s Wish, Friends of Noah, and Rock County Humane Society joined forces to complete 263 adoptions, raising $238,000 for our community’s animals.

Bark and Wine June 7th Rejoice in the arrival of summer and join us at our 12th annual Bark & Wine. Unlike other DCHS events, we welcome you to our shelter to see firsthand our beautiful facility, mingle with staff, volunteers and supporters, and of course meet furry residents looking for their forever homes. Delicious hors d’ oeuvres, courtesy of our longtime supporters at Liliana’s Restaurant, live music, and the opportunity to bid on some very special packages are just a few highlights. Did we mention there will be wine? Come see what everyone is talking about! Spend an evening at, what we think is, the most spectacular venue in town. Dane County Humane Society|giveshelter.org

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Family Scrapbook From A to Z

This is not the case at Dane County Humane Society (DCHS). We accept ANY and ALL animals that come to our doors. We are a private, nonprofit, open-admission shelter that accepts all animals requiring assistance no matter their age, health status, or temperament. While we are proud to provide state-of-the art medical care and behavior enrichment programs, some cases are not able to be addressed or pose significant safety risks for the public and may lead to humane euthanasia. DCHS takes these decisions very seriously and have trained professional staff to help make these tough choices. We guarantee that all healthy cats and dogs and those with treatable medical or behavioral conditions will find new homes. Achieving and maintaining this adoption guarantee in Dane County has been made possible through community support, dedicated staff, and volunteersand a multi-year collaboration with Maddie’s Fund® and Dane County Friends of Ferals. DCHS never places a time limit on our animals’ stay. Thanks to your support, we have a number of programs for animals that need the most help. Each and every animal is given the best opportunity possible to find their new family. Every effort is made to treat the sick, heal the injured, and work with those who need to learn better manners. >> Written by Jo Withers

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A Story of Hope & Love “Please help DCHS raise $2,000 for Scarlet & Mia, two deserving dogs who need medical care!” And, you did! In early September 2013, two adorable Shih Tzu pups were surrendered to the shelter. Each dog needed an eye removed, plus extensive dental and grooming work. The public response was overwhelming! These special dogs received the medical care necessary, became TV stars, and were adopted by their new forever moms, JoAnn and Kim, in November. The Help Me Heal campaign raises needed funds for special medical needs of injured animals brought to DCHS. Without the incredible support of the community, these animals, big and small, young and old, would not receive the care necessary to live happy, healthy lives.

“Scarlet, who loves belly rubs, and Mia, who loves ear scratches, make me very happy,” says JoAnn. “They are so sweet and lovable. Scarlet gives kisses and Mia gives snuggle hugs.” The dogs now have regular vet visits and grooming appointments to keep them looking and feeling their best. When you adopt an older pet or one with special needs, they know that they have been specially chosen and are loved. They repay YOU with unwavering love and gratitude many times over. They bring happiness to your home for the rest of their lives and you will have that warm, wonderful memory for the rest of yours. >> Written by Diane Sullivan

Opposite page - Submitted by adopters

Alligators, goldfish, peacocks, and pigs are just a few of the more unusual animals we have sheltered, in addition to cats and dogs. Some shelters restrict which animals enter their doors. They might not accept animals that are sick or injured or that have ringworm or heartworm. They might not accept older animals or breeds that are difficult to place, such as Pit Bull Terriers. These shelters limit the number of animals they accept and often refer to themselves as “no kill.” In reality, they can refuse shelter to animals they do not think they can help.

Photography Credit: This page - left, stock image; right, Katelyn O’Brien and Gayle Viney

Thanks to Your Support, We See It All


Alumni Updates

Thank You for Helping Them Find Homes Zander is a young pot-bellied pig. His cute face and friendly demeanor helped him find a home shortly after arriving. His new family says, “He is in love with our cats; I have three of them that think they need to babysit Zander. He is litter box trained after only two days.” Full grown, potbellied pigs will reach a weight between 100 – 250 pounds.

Moo is best friends with the cats; however, the feelings are not mutual. Moo has graduated two levels of puppy classes at PetSmart and loves training. She loves going hiking with us and even has a backpack of her own. Her mom says, “Moo gets so excited when her backpack comes out that we have to wait to put it on her until we are at the park or campsite!”

Tippy Stormtrooper is a sweet guy full of endless purring and tail-wagging. He follows his family around the house, talking animatedly and showing off his belly as often as possible. Tippy’s owners says, “We added Stormtrooper on to his name because my husband and stepson are Star Wars fanatics and it matches his white and dark coloring.”

Mocha, formerly known as Nessy, has found her forever home. Mocha and her ferret friend, Mo, play hard and love to cause mischief together. Once they have expended all of their energy, they become the best snuggle buddies. Her mom says, “I hope she is as happy to be here as we are to have found and adopted her!” Dane County Humane Society|giveshelter.org

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Necessity of Care Escalates for Surrendered Livestock & Injured Wildlife

The New Barn and Remodel Project can help rescue more animals We need your help! In the past three years, we averaged seven livestock in our care at any given time. The problem: currently livestock are housed in a compact, three-stall barn with a small paddock. The space is shared with our growing wildlife rehabilitation program. We are in desperate need of a new livestock barn and remodeled space for our Four Lakes Wildlife Center. You have helped us become a shelter that accepts all animals requiring assistance, including a variety of livestock and injured wildlife. The new barn will help your local shelter become more cost efficient and a better place to save animals. This project is no small undertaking, but will make a world of difference to those animals you help rescue. Estimated construction costs are nearly $400,000. We are hopeful to secure grant funding to cover half of the expenses.

Currently, we rely on gracious foster families and boarding facilities to house the overflow of livestock. It is not the most economical solution for animals that have daily or weekly medical needs. The travel can be stressful on animals, and their stay with us tends to be longer than necessary because they are not physically visible to you.

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Opposite page - Brooke Lewis

With your support, we will achieve our goal of building a new barn to manage a larger population of livestock, as well as transform the current barn into a more efficient space for our wildlife rehabilitation program.

Photography Credit: This page - Betsy Halat

Lifetime animal supporter Dick Grum, known at Dane County Humane Society as the “Ol’ Guy,” has kick-started our fundraising by committing to match donations for this project up to $40,000! Your donation will help us twice as much, thanks to the “Ol’ Guy.”


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Aerial view of Dane County Humane Society property and new building placement. 1. Current barn will remodel into new wildlife center.

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2. New barn

We have cared for 220 livestock and 8,040 orphaned or injured wildlife in the past three years! Imagine all the livestock and wildlife you can help save in the next three years with a new barn and remodeled Four Lakes Wildlife Center.

Your Support Will Provide New barn for livestock

• Six spacious stalls that open into a large fenced pasture and rooms for hay and equipment storage

• Public awareness because it will be the first building you see when arriving at the main shelter

• Carestaff and veterinarians to care for livestock on a daily basis without traveling far

• A 50’ x 50’ indoor arena for regular training sessions with horses and a temporary holding space in the event of a large seizure of livestock Remodel of existing barn for wildlife

• Flexible-use space to better accomodate a variety of species and increase patient capacity

• Faster recovery times and less stress on the animals • The best possible care for the wild animals that come into our care >> Written by Katelyn O’Brien Dane County Humane Society|giveshelter.org

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Remedy for a Tragedy Mindfulness and a Cat

Tragedy is something we’d all like to avoid. For Jill, driving down the mountainside, it was unavoidable. Careening towards her was a car attempting to pass without sufficient room. Instinctively, Jill swerved to avoid the collision, slamming into a boulder. The airbags deployed, blasting out a white powder and a gunpowder smell.

To deal with her panic episodes, Jill was taught mindfulness training and advised that she and her fiancé Nate adopt a “therapy” cat. Scooter, a handsome, domestic shorthair from Dane County Humane Society, would be just that cat. With an uncanny sense, during Jill’s fitful sleep, he would lay on top of her, purring with a calming presence and paw draped over her. Jill is convinced that “adopting a shelter cat can help

you every day whether you have a mental illness or not. Even going through a rough time, they’re compassionate and will ground you.” On coming to terms with a PTSD diagnosis, she advises, “It’s okay to say so and live your life normally. Don’t be afraid.” She certainly didn’t initially take the tragedy in stride, but four years later, she looks back and remembers all the positive outcomes. One of those cherished outcomes was Scooter. >> Written by Peter Kaufman

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Midwest Bound In February 2013, DCHS transferred in two terrier mixes from an overcrowded California shelter. The shock of a real winter was undeniable, but both dogs found new homes within two weeks of admission. This was the start of partnerships between DCHS and out-of-state rescues. Thanks to a supportive community and a successful adoption program, we are able to offer aid to other rescues and promote an adoption guarantee community. Thanks to generous grant funds from the ASPCA, DCHS has successfully transferred in and placed 50 more California dogs, including a mix of Chihuahuas, terriers, and Dachshunds. Grant funds cover airfare expenses from shelters and rescues in California that are overrun with these smaller breeds. The demand is just not high enough on the West Coast to place all of these dogs. This is not the case in Wisconsin. Although the smaller breeds have had to acclimate to our harsh winters, they are just what many of our supporters are looking for as their next companion. It is nice to be able to have a variety of animals to choose from for potential adopters. Thanks in part to local media and to those of you willing to open your homes to some sweet canines, all the California dogs have been adopted within a couple of weeks of arriving in Wisconsin. >> Written by Jo Withers

Opposite page - top, Volunteer photographer; bottom, Diane Wagner

Initially opposed to talk therapy, she was surprised to be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Often considered the ailment of war veterans, it can result from a variety of traumatic incidents involving physical harm or the threat thereof. Jill acknowledged, “I felt broken when I was first diagnosed, but therapy helped immensely.”

Photography Credit: This page - left, Peter Kaufman; right, Katelyn O’Brien

Recovering from broken bones in her arm required two surgeries and seven months of physical therapy. Recovering from the flashbacks and panic attacks was another matter.

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Myth: Pit bulls have locking jaws Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin, Ph.D., University of Georgia: “We found that the American Pit Bull Terriers did not have any unique mechanism that would allow these dogs to lock their jaws. There were no mechanical or morphological differences…”

Myth: Pit bulls are unpredictable with children Did you know that Petey, from The Little Rascals, was a pit bull? When well-socialized and properly raised, pit bulls are a perfect breed to handle the rough and tumble play of children. As with any breed, children should be taught how to properly interact with dogs and should never be left unsupervised with a dog.

Myth: Pit bulls bite more than any other breed

The Bull in Pit Bull Myth: All pit bulls are mean and vicious The American Temperament Testing Society conducts a test that measures stability, shyness, aggressiveness and friendliness in dogs. 870 American Pit Bull Terriers have taken this test and 86.8% passed. That is equal to or better than other popular dog breeds -- Golden Retriever (85.2%) and the Beagle (80.0%)

Dylan Receives a Special Award of Merit 2012 Top American Staffordshire Terrier in the Preferred Agility Classes

Statistical data on dog bites and attacks are inaccurate. Community, ratio of pit bulls within that community, and misidentification of dog breeds must be taken into account when analyzing dog bite data. More than 25 dog breeds are commonly misidentified as pit bulls!

Myth: All pit bulls are fighting dogs Pit bull terriers, like any terrier, have animal prey drive, but that doesn’t make them dangerous. Well-socialized, properly managed pit bulls can play wonderfully with other dogs. >> Written by Daniela Vaughan

Dylan was adopted in 2008 by Diane, a volunteer Canine Companion at Dane County Humane Society. In 2010, Diane and Dylan started competing at AKC agility trials. Dylan had his left eye removed due to a cancerous tumor in 2012. Diane thought their competing days were over, but Dylan took it all in stride and they continued on. On October 15, 2013, Diane and Dylan were notifed by the AKC and awarded for his accomplishments in agility for his breed of American Staffordshire Terrier (a.k.a. pit bull)!

“In my wildest dreams, I never thought Dylan and I would be getting an award like this! I was not really trying to get any awards, but just to have fun with Dylan.”

Dane County Humane Society|giveshelter.org

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Family Care

If You Care, Leave Them There Know When Wildlife Needs Help

We are grateful to be a part of a community that is concerned with the welfare of our wild neighbors. If you want to get actively involved, we are recruiting volunteers through May for the 2014 season. Please e-mail wildlife@giveshelter.org for more information on volunteer opportunities with FLWC.

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Opposite page - Jen Trost

Far too often, well-meaning individuals bring healthy baby animals to us that simply do not need our help. In the coming year, we need to work together as a community to keep healthy babies with their families so that we are able to keep space open for animals that truly need our assistance. Please call before bringing an animal to us. We can help assess the situation to decide if intervening is in the best interest of the animal.

Photography Credit: This page - Brooke Lewis

Four Lakes Wildlife Center (FLWC), the wild side of Dane County Humane Society, has experienced unprecedented growth over the last two years, jumping from just over 1,000 animals a year to over 3,000 in one yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time. Due to space and resource limitations, we find ourselves unable to accommodate the increasing number of animals coming in for rehabilitation.


Did you know? What You Need to Know about Wildlife

• It is a myth that human scent on a wild baby animal will make their parents abandon them.

• Baby rabbits are normally left alone in their nest all day.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year.

You should not expect to see the mother except briefly at dusk and dawn for feeding.

• Deer leave their fawns alone in the grass for long periods of time during the day.

• Young birds normally spend up to a week on the ground before learning to fly. The parents will still feed and protect their baby while it is on the ground.

• Baby birds and squirrels that fall out of the nest are not necessarily orphaned. If they are uninjured, they should be reunited with their parent.

• It is normal for nocturnal animals such as raccoons or opossums to be seen during the day when they have young to feed.

• If you find a nest in your attic or crawl space, there are humane ways to encourage the entire family to relocate.

• Please do not get advice on caring for wildlife from the internet. Seek advice from a licensed professional wildlife rehabilitation organization.

A Few Signs That a Wild Animal Needs Your Help

• Bleeding or obviously injured. Do not assume that a young fledgling bird is injured if he cannot fly. A bird will hold an injured wing differently than the uninjured one.

• Heavily parasitized. Mother animals will keep their babies clean, so animals that have a large number of fleas or ticks, or other signs of parasites on them should be brought in.

• A baby whose mother is known dead or relocated. • Known direct contact with a predator, especially domestic cats. >> Written by Brooke Lewis and Jackie Edmunds

Barely half of these animals are adopted, and tragically the rest are euthanized. Dane County Humane Society has taken on the challenge of cat overpopulation by establishing the Mount Horeb Cat Spay & Neuter Clinic, which offers spay/ neuter services for cats belonging to individuals in financial need, free-roaming cats, and cats belonging to animal welfare organizations.

Opened in October 2013, the facility has spayed/ neutered over 1,150 cats just in four months. The clinic facility was donated by Sharon McGann in memory of her husband Tom. Sharon, who is a long-time supporter of animal welfare organizations, volunteers at both the clinic and main shelter, as well as assisting with various functions and events. We would like to thank Sharon and all of our donors who have contributed and continue to support Dane County Humane Society, including the new Mount Horeb Cat Spay & Neuter Clinic. You made it possible for the cat spay and neuter specials offered during February - including offers for military personnel and veterans, college students and caretakers of outdoor feral cats - held in recognition of World Spay Day. Dane County Humane Society's Cat Spay & Neuter Clinic is located in downtown Mount Horeb, 20 minutes west of Madison and can be contacted at (608) 437-1135 or MtHorebSNAP@giveshelter.org. >> Written by Charlain Andres Dane County Humane Society|giveshelter.org

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Click for No Bark Imagine walking through dog kennels, looking for a new canine companion. You approach a kennel, and the dog is excited – barking and jumping frantically. As you move to the next kennel, the dog immediately sits and waits patiently and quietly. It is most likely that you will choose the dog that is calm, rather than the over-excited dog. DCHS staff and volunteers are working to improve the kennel presence of dogs by associating people and treats, and by rewarding quiet, calm behavior and eventually “autosits” when members of the public approach their kennels. Working with our dogs has greatly improved their kennel behavior, reduced stress, and increased their adoptability.

Step 1: Click-and-treat for 4-on-the-floor

and no bark

DCHS staff and volunteers walk through the kennels, clicking and treating dogs that are sitting, lying down, or standing with all four paws on the floor. Dogs that are barking, whining or jumping up do not get treats or attention. They will get another chance during the next pass.

Step 2: Click-and-treat for a sit Now treat-worthy behavior progresses to sitting as the handler approaches the kennel. Soon, people approaching the dog’s kennel becomes the cue for the dog to sit..., and voila! - we have an auto-sit.

>> Written by Jo Withers

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Opposite page - Michelle Livanos

In this final step, we work with the dog until its behavior is reliable, even when that of the human approaching its kennel door is not. Adopters will approach in an excited way, and we want the dog to remain calm. Handlers slowly add more excitement and movement to each successive approach until the dog sits when approached no matter what.

Photography Credit: This page - Jen Trost

Step 3: “Proofing” the autosit


Alternative to Declawing Soft Paws

Imagine your cat with bright purple claws. Or what if they were sparkly blue or silver or gold? What about alternating black and white claws? What fun! But these colorful claw caps are more than fun or glamor. Soft Paws® (also Soft Claws and Kitty Caps) are acrylic caps for cats’ claws that are an alternative to declawing. Cats’ habit of digging their claws into upholstery and carpeting and pulling – sort of isotonic exercise which both strengthens the muscles and provides suppleness to muscles and joints – can wreak havoc on home interiors. Plus they can scratch – bad. Pet owners can periodically trim the cat’s claws, instead of declawing. However, acrylic nail caps, invented by a veterinarian and perfectly safe for animals and humans, are fun. They are available in several sizes to accommodate the different stages of a cat’s life, and a variety of wild and lovely colors (as well as clear). The owner simply applies these caps with the glue that accompanies the “nail” kit. When the cat sheds its claws, the owner can apply new caps. Most cats adjust well, perhaps shaking their feet a bit at first. The caps prevent damage to the owner’s furniture and carpets (and flesh), without surgery! Each kit contains 40 nail caps, two tubes of adhesive, applicator tips and easy-to-follow instructions. One kit contains enough for four front paw applications. Each application lasts approximately four to six weeks; therefore each kit lasts approximately four to six months. Information from: Franny Syufy, Declawing and Humane Alternatives (online), PetSmart.com and SoftPaws.com

>> Written by Ginni Freshour

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One for Me, None for You Let’s be honest; your pets are spoiled. You let them sleep in your bed, even under the luxury sheets; you pamper them on their birthdays, and sneak them delicious treats under the table. Many of us know that chocolate is a big no no for pets, but are we sneaking food that could potentially harm those we love the most? Nutrition experts at the ASPCA have created a list of the top foods most dangerous to our pets. Chocolate, coffee, caffeine, alcohol, avocado, macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins, undercooked meat, eggs, bones, xylitol sweetener, onions, garlic, chives, yeast bread, milk and salt made the list. These items can cause anything from vomiting and diarrhea to kidney and liver failure, depending on the amount consumed and the size of your pet. It is important to not only avoid feeding these items to your pet but also keep them out of reach from those talented pets capable of opening the cupboard door while you’re away. If you suspect your pet has ingested a toxic substance, note the amount eaten and call your veterinarian immediately. After hours? Call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. Keeping a watchful eye on our pets is a full-time job, but by identifying these problematic foods now, your pet will thank you later! >> Written by Emily Weber Dane County Humane Society|giveshelter.org

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