The holidays are a festive and fun time to share with families and your pets. But be sure you keep your pet safe with these helpful tips:
- When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your pet does not dash out.
- Do not feed your dog or cat chocolate! All forms of chocolate are dangerous for them.
- Anything with alliums (onions, garlic, leeks, scallions and chives) can lead to toxic anemia.
- Update your pet’s microchip and get Tagg Pet Tracker which uses advanced GPS technology to track your dog or pet and keep them safe.
- Doughnuts, also known as sufganiyot, could lead to gastrointestinal signs, including vomiting, and diarrhea.
- The Menorah tradition dictates the candles burn themselves out so keep your pets out of the room, or update to electric candles.
- Holly, mistletoe and poinsettia plants are poisonous so keep in an area your pets cannot reach.
- Do not put lights on the lower branches of the Christmas Tree they can chew on them and use up one of their lives.
- Large parties in your home can be stressful to pets so be sure they are in a safe place
- Do not take your dog to any fireworks show, it would be a bad way to start the year for both of you!