The holidays are here, and we would like to take a few short minutes to help remind pet owners of seasonal hazards that can be a threat to our pets.
Did you realize there are many holiday plants and also flowers are highly poisonous for dogs and cats? Holly and Mistletoe along with Lilies are some of the biggest and most common. Opt for silk plants instead if you have pets.
Candles. Be sure to it that you never leave lighted candles unattended. Take advantage of appropriate holders that will likely stop candles from being knocked over by potentially curious pets.
Be sure to put electrical cords, wires, and batteries outside of your pet’s reach to stop a potentially toxic electrically powered shock or burns from a pierced battery.
Especially if you are owned by a pet cat, skip the tinsel entirely. It is a substantial temptation for kittens given that it’s sparkly as well as entertaining to knock about. But consumption of tinsel can easily block your beloved pet’s GI tract and induce sickness, resulting in expensive vet bills.
Anchor your Christmas tree. You can do this by simply tightening a hook right into the wall or ceiling and running some string or even fishing line all around the Christmas tree’s trunk and secure it to the hook. This will then anchor your tree and even hinder it from being tipped or even pulled over by a curious feline or maybe a boisterous pup.
Beverages of the adult variety should equally be kept out of your family pet’s range. Beer, vino, and also liquor can make your dog or cat significantly sick, and can absolutely even be life-threatening. It’s additionally a good idea to try to keep family pets split up from tipsy friends and families. So in case the get-together is getting too loud and lively, let it then be your signal to tuck your four-legged family member away to a risk-free, quiet location of the residence.
Pets and sugary foods usually do not mix, so ensure that your dog or feline gets no access to holiday goodies such as candy, desserts, cocoa and also various other sweet food items, including any kind of food which is artificially sweetened. At the same time, prevent your pet from counter surfing in the kitchen and nosing around in the garbage.
Nothing can easily make a mess of a holiday and make it an unpleasant memory for years to come such as an accident that hurts or takes the life of a prized and beloved pet. I really do encourage you to take this brief article to heart to help keep your family pet secure this holiday season as well as throughout the new year.