Springtime in the Wood River Valley uncovers new delights for our dogs who are attracted to the discovery of rotting debris emerging from the melting snow. These irresistible smelly and rotting “goodies” can act as toxins for your pet when ingested, causing signs of distressful gastro-intestinal upset. Watch for diarrhea, a painful abdomen, vomiting decreased appetite and lethargy.

Also, when you are on early spring  dog walks, pay attention to what your dog is picking up along the way. Chewing on rotten bones can cause dental problems by breaking teeth and long leg bone splinters can rupture an intestine.