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The Puppy Perils of Fall! (Infographic)

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Fall season infographic



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Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching us, which we know is a hard time not to give in to your dog’s sad eyes when they look up at you during dinner time. Some leftover scraps aren’t bad for dogs so if you do give in, here are the top ten tips from on what is safe and unsafe to give your dog.


  1. No to Alcohol- Alcohol is definitely a big no for pets. What we people may consider a small amount can be toxic for a smaller animal. Also, keep in mind that alcohol poisoning can occur in pets from atypical items like fruit cake (the recipe may have called for rum or other liquor), as well as unbaked bread.
  2. Yes to Green Beans- Plain green beans are a wonderful treat for pets. Fresh vegetables are a great addition to any diet. If the green beans are included in a green bean casserole though, be conscious of the other ingredients in it.
  3. No to Chocolate- Chocolate is a well known off limits indulgence for pets. During the holidays however, baking chocolate is used in recipes and sometimes forgotten about by the time the dishes hit the table. Make sure this holiday season that your pet does not ingest any chocolate, especially the baking kind.
  4. Yes to Macaroni and Cheese- If you know your pet’s stomach handles dairy alright, macaroni and cheese is a safe leftover to share. If you are unsure though, it may be best to just give plain macaroni. Cats often develop lactose intolerance when they become adults.
  5. No to Xylitol- While you may be making the healthier choice by cooking with artificial sweeteners over the real thing, sweeteners containingXylitol are poisonous to animals, and potentially deadly to dogs.
  6. Yes to Cranberry Sauce- Cranberry sauce is just fine for pets but watch the amount of sugar in it. It is probably best to only provide a small helping to your pet’s plate.
  7. No to Grapes- Many people are unaware that grapes, and subsequently raisins, can be toxic to pets. The fruit has been shown to cause kidney failure in dogs.
  8. Yes to Mashed Potatoes- Potatoes are a great, filling vegetable to share with your pet. However even though the potatoes themselves are not harmful to pets, be aware of additional ingredients used to make mashed potatoes. Cheese, sour cream, butter, onions, and gravies are no-no’s in a pet’s diet.
  9. No To Alliums -Nothing with alliums (i.e., onions, garlic, leeks, scallions) should be ingested by your pet. While it is true that small, well-cooked portions of these foods can be okay if your pet is used to it, ingesting these foods in large quantities can lead to toxic anemia.
  10. Yes to Turkey- Turkey can be a wonderful lean protein to share with your pet. You will just want to be sure to remove any excess skin or fat, stick with white meat, and make sure there are no bones.


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Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Happy Halloween from Manor Lake! These are some of the pictures that our families sent us of our Manor Lake dogs posing in their costumes, and sporting their best fall attire. We hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!

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