National Raisin Week on May, 2018: Is there such thing as a National Chocolate Day?

National Raisin Week 2018. Let's Celebrate National Raisin Week This week is National Raisin

Is there such thing as a National Chocolate Day?

January

3rd – National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

8th – National English Toffee Day

26th – National Peanut Brittle Day

February

15th – National Gum Drop Day

19th – Chocolate Mint Day

March

3rd week – American Chocolate Week

19th – National Chocolate Caramel Day

24th – National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day

April

12th – National Licorice Day

21st – National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

22nd – National Jelly Bean Day

May

12th – National Nutty Fudge Day

15th – National Chocolate Chip Day

23rd – National Taffy Day

June

National Candy Month

16th – Fudge Day

July

7th – Chocolate Day

15th – Gummi Worm Day

20th – National Lollipop Day

28th – National Milk Chocolate Day

August

4th – National Chocolate Chip Day

10th – S’mores Day

30th – National Toasted Marshmallow Day

September

13th – International Chocolate Day

22nd – National White Chocolate Day

October

National Caramel Month

28th – National Chocolate Day

30th – National Candy Corn Day

31st – National Caramel Apple Day

November

7th – National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

December

7th – National Cotton Candy Day

16th – National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day

26th – National Candy Cane Day

28th – National Chocolate Day

29th – National Chocolate Day

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Can dogs eat raisins?

Can dogs eat raisins?

NO. Grapes/rasins are toxic to dogs.

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This week I had the first case in history of raisin toxicity ever seen at MedVet.

My patient was a 56-pound, 5 yr old male neutered lab mix who ate half a canister of raisins sometime between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM on Tuesday. He started with vomiting, diarrhea and shaking about 1AM on Wednesday but the owner didn't call my emergency service until 7AM.

I had heard somewhere about raisins AND grapes causing acute Renal failure but hadn't seen any formal paper on the subject. We had her bring the dog in immediately. In the meantime, I called the ER service at MedVet, and the doctor there was like me – had heard something about it, but....

Anyway, we contacted the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center and they said to give I V fluids at 1 ½ times maintenance and watch the kidney values for the next 48-72 hours.

The dog's BUN (blood urea nitrogen level) was already at 32 (normal less than 27) and creatinine over 5 (1.9 is the high end of normal). Both are monitors of kidney function in the bloodstream. We placed an IV catheter and started the fluids. Rechecked the renal values at 5 PM and the BUN was over 40 and creatinine over 7 with no urine production after a liter of fluids. At the point I felt the dog was in acute renal failure and sent him on to MedVet for a urinary catheter to monitor urine output overnight as well as overnight care.

He started vomiting again overnight at MedVet and his renal values have continued to increase daily. He produced urine when given lasix as a diuretic. He was on 3 different anti-vomiting medications and they still couldn't control his vomiting. Today his urine output decreased again, his BUN was over 120, his creatinine was at 10, his phosphorus was very elevated and his blood pressure, which had been staying around 150, skyrocketed to 220. He continued to vomit and the owners elected to euthanize.

This is a very sad case – great dog, great owners who had no idea raisins could be a toxin. Please alert everyone you know who has a dog of this very serious risk. Poison control said as few as 7 raisins or grapes could be toxic.

Many people I know give their dogs grapes or raisins as treats. Any exposure should give rise to immediate concern

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National Eggs Benedict Day--April 16

Oatmeal Month--January 1-31

Oatmeal Muffin Day--December 19

National Pancake Week--February 21-27

National Pancake Day--September 26

Waffle Day--March 25

Maple Syrup Saturday--3rd Saturday in March

National Maple Syrup Day--December 17

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Beverage Day--May 6

Have a Coke Day--May 8

National Hot Tea Month--January 1-31

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Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day--February 11

National Egg Nog Day--December 24

National Caviar Day--July 18

National Escargot Day--May 24

National Deviled Egg Day--November 2

National Fritters Day--December 2

National Noodle Month--March 1-31

National Noodle-Ring Day--December 11

Poultry Day--March 19

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National Fried Chicken Day--July 6

Turkey Lover's Month--June 1-30

Bratwurst Festival--August 16

National Pigs-in-a-blanket Day--April 24

Something on a Stick Day--March 28

National Crown Roast of Pork Day--March 7

National Roast Suckling Pig Day--December 18

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day--May 7

National Barbecue Month--May 1-31

National Hamburger Month--May 1-31

National Hamburger Day--December 21

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day--November 12

National Seafood Month--October 1-31

National Catfish Month--August 1-31

National Clams on the Half Shell Day--March 31

National Shrimp Scampi Day--April 29

National French Fried Shrimp Day--December 21

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month--June 1-30

Eat Your Vegetables Day--June 17

Vegetarian Awareness Month--October 1-31

World Vegetarian Day--October 1

National Salad Month--May 1-31

Bean Day--January 6

National Baked Bean Month--July 1-31

Spinach Festival--March 26

National Zucchini Bread Day--April 25

Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch Night--August 8

Potato Day--August 19

National Pickled Peppers Month--October 1-31

National Grapefruit Month--February 1-28

National Raisin Week--May 1-7

National Papaya Month--June 1-30

National Papaya Month--September 1-30

Peach Month--August 1-31

Eat a Red Apple Day--December 1

National July Belongs to Blueberries Month--July 1-31

Poisoned Blackberries Day--September 29

National Fig Week--November 1-7

International Banana Festival--September 21

National Watermelon Day--August 3

National Candied Orange Peel Day--May 4

National Dessert Month--October 1-31

National Dessert Day--October 14

National Pie Day--January 23

National Pie Day--December 1

National Pecan Pie Day--July 12

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day--August 1

National Pumpkin Pie Day--December 25

National Cheesecake Day--July 30

National Pastry Day--December 9

National Applesauce Cake Day--June 6

National Spongecake Day--August 23

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National Fruitcake Day--December 27

National Sacher Torte Day--December 5

National Blonde Brownie Day--January 22

National Macaroon Day--May 31

National Sugar Cookie Day--July 9

National Apple Dumpling Day--September 17

National Plum Pudding Day--February 12

National Tapioca Pudding Day--July 15

National Indian Pudding Day--November 13

National Butterscotch Pudding Day--September 19

National Ice Cream Month--July 1-31

National Ice Cream Day--July 18

Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day--July 1

Ice Cream and Violins Day--December 13

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day--July 23

National Peach Ice Cream Day--July 17

National Rocky Road Day--June 2

National Spumoni Day--August 21

Ice Cream Soda Day--June 20

National Ice Cream Soda Day--August 2

National Strawberry Sundae Day--July 7

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day--August 2

National Parfait Day--November 25

National Frappe Day--October 7

National Creamsicle Day--August 14

National Snack Food Month--February 1-28

National Potato Chip Day--March 14

National Chip and Dip Day--March 23

National Cornchip Day--January 29

National Tortilla Chip Day--February 24

National Pretzel Day--April 26

National Pretzel Month--October 1-31

National Trail Mix Day-- August 31

National Cheeseball Day--April 17

National Popcorn Poppin' Month--October 1-31

National Popcorn Day--January 19

National Popcorn Day--January 31

Donut Day--1st Weekend in June

National Cream-filled Donut Day--September 14

National Buttercrunch Day--January 20

National Gumdrop Day--February 15

National Candy Corn Day--October 30

National Jelly Bean Day--April 22

National Cherry Popsicle Day--August 26

National Cotton Candy Day--December 7

National Toasted Marshmallow Day--August 30

National Soup Month--January 1-30

National Gazpacho Day--December 6

National Bouillabaisse Day--December 14

Sandwich Day--November 3

National Hoagie Day--May 5

National Egg Salad Week--April 12-18

National Bologna Day--October 24

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day--April 2

National Dairy Month--June 1-30

Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day--July 29

Moldy Cheese Day--October 9

National Mustard Day--August 5

National Honey Month--September 1-30

More Herbs Less Salt Day--August 29

Garlic Day--April 19

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day--December 30

American Chocolate Week--March 14-20

National Chocolate Day--October 28

National Chocolate Day--December 28

National Chocolate Day--December 29

National Milk Chocolate Day--July 28

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day--November 7

National Chocolate Mint Day--February 19

National Chocolate Chip Day--May 15

National Chocolate Eclair Day--June 22

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day--December 16

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day--March 24

National Chocolate Custard Month--May 1-31

National Chocolate Pudding Day--June 26

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day--June 7

National Chocolate Milkshake Day--September 12

National Nut Day--October 22

Pecan Day--March 25

National Peanut Month--March 1-31

National Peanut Festival--October 13

National Peanut Butter Lover's Month--November 1-30

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day--March 1

National Pecan Day--April 14

National Pistachio Day--February 26

National Cashew Day--November 23

National Date-Nut Bread Day--December 22

National Date-Nut Bread Day--September 8

Kitchen Klutzes of America Day--June 13

Canned Food Month--February 1-28

National Frozen Food Month--March 1-31

National Frozen Food Day--March 6

Hot & Spicy Food International Day--January 16

National Pet Week--1st week of May

Be Kind to Animals Week--1st week of May

Responsible Pet Owners Month--February 1-28

National Dress Up Your Pet Day--January 14

National Pet ID Week--April 18-24

National Bird Day--January 5

Frog Jumping Jubilee Day--May 19

National Pig Day--March 1

National Dog Week--Last week of September

Adopt-a-dog Month--October 1-31

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day--February 23

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month--June 1-30

National Answer Your Cat's Question Day--January 22

Rat Catcher's Day--July 22

You may not know this, but cats are great supporters of efforts to save endangered species:

Save the Rhino Day--May 1

Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales--December 10

Carpenter Ant Awareness Week--June 20-26

Rattle Snake Round-up--January 28

Serpent Day--February 1

Yell,"Fudge!" at the Cobras in North America Day--June 2

Sea Serpent Day--August 7

Cordova Ice Worm Day--February 3

International Polar Bear Day--February 27

Buzzard's Day--March 15

Cuckoo Warning Day--June 21

Donald Duck Day--June 9

Champion Crab Races Day--February 17

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