Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Holidays
Our normal holiday traditions can cause problems for our four legged family members. But with just a few tips, hopefully we can all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and Christmas time.
1) Food is a major culprit for the most common holiday pet emergencies, so make sure these foods are off-limits for pets, and make it clear to your guests as well.
Please call your veterinarian or local emergency hospital immediately if a pet ingests a potentially harmful product.
2) Make sure decorations like cornucopias, pine cones, plants, and lights are out of pets’ reach. They could be harmful if chewed on or ingested.
3) Some pets are not used to being around a lot of people and the holidays can be extremely stressful for them. If guests will be at your home, have a room set aside where pets can relax with toys and not be disturbed. Make sure your pet is wearing an identification tag with your name and current contact information, in case they slip out the door as guests come and go
Keeping these things in mind, we should all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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