This holiday season, don’t forget to take some steps to ensure the safety of your pets. Keep these tips in mind as you deck your halls.
Watch out for danger
Check to make sure
that all electrical cords are placed out of the reach of your pets. Some
Christmas ornaments can be dangerous to your pet, including glass ornaments and
lights, tinsel, angel hair, homemade dough ornaments, and fake spray-on snow.
Keep candles out of tail’s reach.
Keep out of reach
chocolate is not suitable for your pet. In fact, chocolate can be fatal. Also
watch out for macadamia nuts, walnuts, coffee, and alcohol. Do not allow your
pet to drink water from the water receptacle for your Christmas tree, especially
if you have used tree preservatives. These often contain sugar, making them
attractive to your animal, but can also contain toxic substances and chemicals.
Some holiday plants, such as poinsettias, holly, mistletoe, and amaryllis are
toxic if ingested. Even tree needles can be dangerous.
can be dangerous for a pet, especially short-haired ones. If your pet sleeps in
an unheated area or outdoors, provide him or her with extra blankets, plenty of
water, and perhaps a space heater if possible.