Holiday Safety Tips

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10 Holiday Safety Tips to Keep Pets Safe

The hustle and bustle of the holidays create extra opportunities for pets to get into trouble, here are a few things to keep in mind to keep our furry friends safe!

Lost Pets: Put on their collar, make sure tags and microchips are up to date.

Tinsel: If you have a cat, don’t use it.

Plants: Lilies, holly, mistletoe and Christmas rose are much more concerning than Poinsettias.

Toxic Tree water: Pine sap, mixed with water, makes a poisonous drink for pets, so keep the water stand covered with tin foil.

Chocolate: The darker the chocolate, the more dangerous the ingestion.

Raisins: grapes and raisins are extremely poisonous to pets.

Bread Dough: raw bread dough can expand in a pet’s stomach creating boating and pain and can become life-threatening, requiring surgery.

Turkey: Make sure turkey is boneless and well-cooked. Don’t offer them raw or under-cooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.

Flashlights and battery-operated candles and decorations: can cause burns and injury to the mouth, esophagus and stomach if chewed.

The Pet Poison Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (855) 764-7661

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