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:

Halloween

  • 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.

Thanksgiving

  • 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.

Hanukkah

  • 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.

Christmas

  • 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.

New Year’s

  • 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!