Nothing can ruin the holiday season quicker than a medical emergency, especially when the issue happens to your loved one, either human or pet. Between decorations and food, a plethora of problems can emerge. Therefore, make sure potential holiday hazards in your house are kept secure. Below is an infographic from VetNetwork on some of those possible perils.
Keep your veterinarian’s number handy (or the number to the closest emergency vet) as well as the ASPCA’s Poison Control Hotline in case your pet becomes poisoned or injured in some other way. Here is the organization’s toll-free number: 888-426-4435.
May you and your furry friends enjoy a safe and happy Christmas!
Christmas is just a few short days away. Nothing can ruin the holiday season quicker than a health emergency, whether it involves a human or a beloved pet. The American Veterinary Medical Association lists several things that you as a pet parent can avoid in order to keep your pets healthy and safe. Here are a few:
Safety applies to travel as well. GoPetFriendly lists some tips for holiday car traveling and home visits with your pet, including:
For airline travel safety trips, visit http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/pets/articles/holiday-pet-travel-guide.
Find more thoughts on holiday pet safety at these websites:
Merry Christmas to you and your beloved furry ones!
Gayle M. Irwin is a writer and public relations professional who volunteers with various animal rescue groups. She enjoys sharing her books and her passion for pets and the environment with others.