As Valentines Day approaches it is fun to recognize your sweetheart with special candies, flowers, and treats. Our furry friends are also special someones but giving them what we like to receive can be bad for them.

If you want to give your furry friend a special Valentine's Day treat, please make sure it’s pet friendly. We encourage extra hugs, belly rubs, and walks - weather permitting.

If you would like to give a special food treat or “cookie” we would recommend a tasty treat from Tuckers Doggie Delights in New Lenox or a local area pet store.

For  an easy to understand explanation of what is toxic and what is safe for your pet’s Valentine’s Day, click on this link to the ASPCA website - http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/valentines-day-tips.aspx

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Frank E. Hoogeweg D.V.M. February 10, 2013 at 03:10 AM
I would recommend printing out the references on the website for future reference.
Rose Piper March 11, 2013 at 02:53 PM
I love traveling but late last year I got a dog which can make traveling a lot more difficult. I need a good list of <a href="http://www.suitedreams.com/">pet friendly hotels near Ottawa</a>. I'll be visiting Canada this summer and I want to take my puppy along. She is too young to be left all alone.


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