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Looking to keep your pets safe for the holidays? Here are some ways to do just that.
Secure The Tree
Pets are drawn to the outdoor smells and lights Christmas trees bring in. Make sure that the tree is secure to prevent pets from accidentally pushing it over.
Choose Oranaments Wisely
Since tinsel, ornanments and lights can hurt pets, keep breakable oranaments and small stuffed animals out of reach.
Avoid Giving Pets Fragile Presents
If you give pets presents make sure the gifts are big enough to minimize a choking hazard.
Keep Harmful Food Away
We all love fatty and spicy foods this time of year, but they aren’t intended for pets. In some cases, they upset their stomach or even threaten their life.
Stay Away From Dangerous Plants
Holly and Mistletoe can cause severe illness and even death. Avoid this shrubbery when you have pets.
Leave A Note
If you’re having a holiday party, leave a nice note for the guests asking to not share holiday treats with the pets. Alcohol and plates should be kept out of reach.
A Safe Haven
Since pets can become stressed and excited, have a safety spot available for them away from the festivities. Also, have fresh water and toys and a comfortable place to sleep.
Make Sure They Don’t Runaway
Since people are coming in and out, it’s very easy for a pet to sneak out. So get your pet’s microchip and tag info up to date. Notify the neighbors you are having a party and to call if they see your pets unattended.