Very few things can ruin a holiday and make it into a sad memory for years to come like an accident that hurts or takes the life of a priceless and beloved pet. For this reason, we do encourage you to take this short refresher course in keeping your family pet safe this holiday season…and throughout the New Year too!
Do you realize that there are a lot of holiday plants as well as flowers are highly hazardous for dogs and cats? Holly, Lily, and Mistletoe are the biggest offenders. Take a pass on live holiday plants and choose silk or perhaps plastic greenery in its place.
New Year’s celebrations may be a particular problem for pets, so keep your dog or cat in a safe space that is free from confetti, streamers, noise makers and also various other dangers.
Make sure to put electrical cords, wires, as well as batteries away from your pet’s grasp to avoid a potentially deadly electrical shock or burns created by a pierced battery. Do you have a cat? Skip the tinsel. It is a great temptation when it comes to kitties given that it is sparkly and also attractive to play with. Nevertheless, ingestion of tinsel can easily impede your beloved pet’s GI tract and bring on sickness. Vomiting can also trigger dehydration.
Candles are very popular holiday décor, but make sure never to leave lit candles abandoned. Utilize proper holders that prevent candles from being knocked over by curious pets.
Anchor your tree by screwing a hook into the wall surface or ceiling and running string or perhaps fishing line around the Christmas tree’s trunk and fasten it to the hook. This will anchor your tree and even prevent it from being tipped or pulled over. It will also keep water residing at the base of the Christmas tree from the possibility of spilling since standing tree water may harbor bacteria and isn’t something your beloved pet should be drinking.
Beverages should equally be kept out of your family pet’s reach. Beer, vino, as well as liquor can make your dog or cat significantly ill, and may even be lethal. It’s additionally a great idea to keep family pets separated from tipsy guests. So in case the party is getting lively, it is your sign to tuck your four-legged furry family member away to a safe, quiet location of the home.
Provide your pet with a quiet site to retreat in the time of holiday events. Make sure your loyal friend receives her very own remote location stored with fresh drinking water, a few treats plus playthings, and proper bedding.
Pets along with sweets don’t mix, so ensure your doggy or kitty possesses virtually no availability to Christmas goodies such as candy, cookies, cocoa as well as many other sugary food items, including any food that is artificially sweetened.
Here’s to a safe and happy holiday season!