The holidays can be a wonderful time for families and friends but they can be rife with danger for our four-legged friends. Make sure to take precautions so that all of your family members can enjoy this time of year.
There are several things to keep in mind during this season. First, though our furry friends love to eat what we eat, table scraps are not good for their health. Things like bones, chicken or turkey skin, fat, gravy, chocolate, and many other foods can be harmful to our pets.
Second, decorations can be attractive to people and pets alike. Make sure to choose your decorations carefully. Items like tinsel and ribbon can be tempting chew toys for cats and dogs and can be very dangerous. The water from Christmas trees can make your pet very sick and mistletoe is toxic to cats and dogs.
If you are uncertain as to whether something is safe for your pet, you can always call us and we can advise you. There are also many online sources for assistance with this topic. (For more information, click here.) With a little care and planning, the holidays can be fun for the entire family. Keep your pets’ safety in mind and you can avoid unnecessary stress and make the holiday enjoyable for everyone.