8 Holiday Pet Safety Tips

The Holidays are a busy time for many of us, with lots to do and many distractions, but pet safety must remain a priority.  

  1. Skip the tinsel, angel hair, and polyester fluff. It can cause intestinal problems like blockages, or get caught around your pet’s tongue.

 

  1. Keep people food and treats out of reach. Many classic holiday snacks and foods can cause upset stomachs or worse, be toxic if consumed. Alcohol, nuts, chocolate, grapes, raisins, and nutmeg may be toxic for your pet. Be sure to ask your veterinarian for a list of toxic ingredients to stay away from this season!

 

  1. Ensure pets have a safe space during gatherings. Consider setting a room up for nervous or over stimulated pets to either stay in or be able to retreat to during gatherings. Be sure to keep food, water, and other basic needs in the room.

 

  1. Secure your tree to keep it from toppling over. If you have a live tree, ensure the reservoir is inaccessible to pets as many of the chemicals used to preserve them can be toxic. Affix ornaments securely and out of reach.

 

  1. Traditional holiday plants such as Chrysanthemums, Mistletoe, Ivy, Holly, and others can be toxic to pets. Be sure to research plants before you bring them into your home.

 

  1. Keep lights and wires out of reach and well managed. Closely supervise curious puppies, kittens, and bunnies while they explore their newly decorated environments.

 

  1. Don’t leave your pets unsupervised around fire or candles; a playful or curious pet can easily get burned or knock a lit candle over.

 

  1. Keep gifts out of reach. Bright wrapping paper, ribbons and other décor can arouse curiosity in any pet. Inquisitive pets can accidently ingest or choke on the contents of a gift.

 

Feel free to reach out to us for recommendations to help remedy any issue this season.  Pisces Pet Emporium carries a large selection of chew deterrents, calming aids, and distracting toys.  There’s sure to be something for every situation!

If you are not sure if something may be harmful to your pet, check here for some interesting information or ask your veterinarian!

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