Pets and the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and it can be a hectic and exciting time for every family member! With all the holiday bustle, don’t forget that some gifts and holiday treats may pose danger to our beloved pets. Help keep your four-legged family members safe and ensure everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season!

Just like us, they’re very curious about what’s wrapped up and tucked under the tree, cooking in the oven, or set out on the treat tray.

Here is a list of some common holiday hazards for pets to watch out for:

Plants:

  • Poinsettia
  • Christmas cactus
  • Holly

Food & beverages:

  • Chocolate
  • Uncooked poultry
  • Bread dough
  • Fruitcake
  • Alcohol

Other dangerous items:

  • Homemade play dough
  • Salt-dough ornaments
  • Snow globes
  • Tree preservatives

Also, some of your holiday guests may not be used to having pets around so be sure items such as medications are put away and are out of reach of your pets.

Keep your pet’s safe, and enjoy your holiday season!