What we all can do to keep pets safe during holidays is to be aware of the hazards that the holiday season creates for them.
What can be awesome and joyous to humans can quickly become pet’s health disaster. Planning for holiday decor, foods, flowers needs reflect a pet in your home.
Every year, The American Veterinary Medical Association reminds us what to look for to ensure a safe and cozy environment for our pets in a hectic holiday season. Here they are, our reminders!
No. Some holiday favorites such as Mistletoe, Holly, and Lilies are actually harmful to pets. These plants should be kept out of pets’ reach.
Yes. The holidays bring lots of seasonal home decorations, such as candles, decorated trees, and potpourri. Pet owners are urged to make sure pets are not left alone in decorated rooms to avoid potential dangerous situations.
Yes. Tinsel’s shine can easily attract the attention of a curious cat, and there are serious medical consequences if ingested. It is suggested that cat owners leave tinsel off of the tree.
No. Pet owners are urged to keep human treats away from pets. Specifically, treats that contain chocolate, Xylitol, grapes/raisins, onions or other foods that are toxic for pets.
Yes. One of the main challenges that comes along with the holiday season is the excess of food. It is encouraged that you keep “people food” in places that cannot be accessed by your pets. Ask your guests if they can do the same.
Yes. The holidays tend to bring lots of family and friends together in one place. Some pets get scared or excited around crowds or when they see new faces. It’s advised that pets are placed in a separate room while guests are visiting.