Keeping Your Fur Babies Safe During The Holiday Season
November 26, 2018
Tips to consider with your pets during the holidays:
Provide a Safe Haven
If your pet is especially anxious around visitors, provide an area in your home where your pet won’t be disturbed. Otherwise consider boarding to alleviate stress.
Don’t Feed Table Scraps
They can cause vomiting/diarrhea and even pancreatitis a serious condition that requires long and expensive treatment.
*Also pets can choke on meat bones that can also shatter or splinter and perforate the intestinal tract and/or cause a blockage.
Keep Tree Decorations Out of Reach
Tinsel, lights and ornaments are irresistible to pets…but they are all hazards. Tinsel, if ingested can cause intestinal blockage. Lights, when chewed can burn or shock a pet, and ornaments if they break (or get chewed), can cut a pet.
Plants/Holiday Greenery to Avoid-
Holly, Mistletoe, Pine/Poinsettia plants
All these items can be poisonous to dogs/cats
*If you normally use these plants to decorate your home, they should be kept in an area your pet cannot reach