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Posted on: December 2, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Pet Safety


As we approach the holiday season, remember to safeguard your pet from these common holiday hazards:

Foods and drinks:
* Bones (turkey, chicken, and steak)
* Fatty and spicy foods
* Chocolates and sweets
* Alcoholic beverages
* Medications

* Holly
* Lily
* Mistletoe
* Poinsettia

* Electrical cords, wires, and batteries
* Candles
* Pine needles
* Holiday tree and tree water
* Ornaments that are sharp, breakable, string/rope-like, or food-based
* Confetti

Ensure your garbage bin is well-secured and inaccessible to your pet. Contact your veterinarian right away for poison control should your pet ingest any hazardous items.

To keep your pet happy, healthy, and safe during the holidays:

* Maintain your pet’s normal eating and exercise habits

* Provide your pet a quiet place for retreating from visitors with fresh water and a place to rest and sleep undisturbed

* Shelter your pet from New Year’s fireworks and noisy poppers by bringing him/her indoors away from the noise and playing the radio or television to buffer the sounds

* Ensure your pet is wearing a collar and pet license in case of escape

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