"May your days be merry and bright ..." So goes the Christmas song. Keeping our pets safe during the holiday season is one way to ensure our Christmas and New Year's are more merry and bright.
Did you know many holiday decorations, food, and festivities can harm our beloved pets? Tinsel attracts cats, and they can swallow this sparkling streamer, which can be life-threatening. Many types of plants seen in homes during this time of year are also harmful,
including lilies, mistletoe, and holly. If you have a live tree, don't leave water standing - bacteria can build up and if your pets drinks from that well, the result will not be pleasant ... for either of you. Food such as chocolate, alcohol, garlic, and other spices should be avoided by your furry friends
. Additionally, guests
coming and going and
noise from New Year's celebrations can cause stress and fear. At times, pets
escape the home and become lost or are run
over. Avoid such a tragedy by setting aside a special room for your furry friend to relax and enjoy a special toy of his/her own and have peace and quiet
The infographic below, provided by PetCareRx
, showcases many of the potential holiday spoilers. Keep Christmas happy for you and your furry friends by keeping them safe!
For more safety tips during this season, visit this website:
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND EVERYONE IN YOUR FAMILY! Perhaps take time to slow down and enjoy a few good movies as a family, including the four-footed ones!