DOGGONE CUTE: Zeon the Bernese Mountain Dog has been looking forward to Valentine's Day.
DOGGONE CUTE: Zeon the Bernese Mountain Dog has been looking forward to Valentine's Day.

Show your puppy love without sharing chocolates

WHILE chocolate is a great gift for humans on Valentine's Day, it's important for pet owners to be mindful that this sweet treat isn't for pets to enjoy too.

While Valentine's Day is a special time for couples, Dogs Queensland is reminding dog owners that traditional treats are not always appropriate for pet dogs.

Chocolates in any form can be harmful to dogs, often causing vomiting, diarrhoea, restlessness, increased heart rate and even seizures.

Top tips for spreading the love to dogs this Valentine's Day:

Bake canine cookies by mixing two cups of flour, half a cup of peanut butter and two eggs together until combined and add water until the mixture is wet enough to roll out as dough. Cut into bone shapes for extra points and bake on 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

Pamper your pooch with a brand new toy. Or consider making one at home yourself.

Puppy park date. Take your dog to a new park or walking track and let them smell and run to their heart's content

Refrain from hugging. Some dogs may mistake a hug as a sign of dominance, causing stress and anxiety. Ensure your pup is comfortable with a hug before embracing them.



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