With smart planning, the holidays can be a joyous time for people and their pets.
However, much like toddlers, pets are attracted to bright lights, shining ornaments, and dangling tinsel. Pet owners should be aware that many holiday decorations can be hazardous to their pets.
Many holiday plants are also poisonous to pets, including the berries of the mistletoe, holly, hibiscus, Christmas roses, and the poinsettia. Pet owners may not realize that pine tree water from the Christmas tree can be poisonous to pets.
Food is another culprit for some of the most common holiday pet emergencies.
To ensure a happy and safe holiday season for you and your pets, The Peaceful Pup recommends that pet owners be cautious of the following:
If your pet ingests any potentially harmful product, call your vet or a local emergency animal hospital immediately.
The Peaceful Pup offers pet owners these helpful hints to keep pets out of danger, while still enjoying the food, fun, and festivities that accompany the holidays. To learn more about The Peaceful Pup visit thepeacefulpup.com.
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