Pets and the Holidays

Decorations and snacks are an integral part of celebrating the winter holiday season for many families, but they also bring new risks for your pets. Certain plants including mistletoe and holly can be toxic to your pet, so keep them out of reach. Also, cover or hide all electrical cords from lights and decorations such as tinsel, ribbon, fake snow, and glass ornaments so your pet can’t chew on them. Not only will this protect your pet, but it will also keep your decorations from getting ruined. At holidays many of us have candies, chocolate, alcoholic beverages, meats, and other foods available. Although a few treats of meat might be okay, letting your dog eat other human foods and drink can upset its stomach or be toxic.

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