As the Holiday Season creeps closer each day, you probably want to include your furiends in the festivities! Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure pet safety this holiday.
Pet Safety Tips For This Holiday Season
- Keep up on cleanup of the fallen Christmas tree needles as they can be very sharp and easily get stuck in your pet’s paws, fur, or throat.
- Anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip or fall, causing possible injury to your pet.
- Lover the season
- pal foliage? Go for the artificial options made from silk or plastic because mistletoe, lilies, poinsettias and hibiscus can be poisonous to pets.
- Protect electric cords and tree lights so that your pets can’t chew them and get electrocuted.
- Place unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them. If ingested, your pet could become ill and may even go into a coma, possibly resulting in death from respiratory failure. Every year, hundreds of dogs die after a single bout of alcohol consumption. Clean up glasses after holiday parties. Dogs are often attracted by the sweet taste of drinks, especially eggnog.
- Buy your pet’s present from a reputable pet shop or veterinary clinic. Make sure your pet doesn’t ingest any children’s toys.
- Give your pet his own quiet space to retreat to — complete with fresh water and a place to snuggle. Shy pups and cats might want to hide out under a piece of furniture, in their carrying case or in a separate room away from the hustle.
We are wishing you all a very merry Christmas!