You better watch out! There’s lots of fun to be had during the holidays, but also quite a few hazards for your pet. Here are a few safety tips to keep your pet jolly this season.

  • Keep chocolate and sweets out of reach. The darker the chocolate, the more poisonous it is to your pets.
  • Curb the table scraps. Gravy and any fatty meats can be hard for animals to digest and even cause pancreatitis.
  • Christmas tree cautions. If you have resident felines, consider tying your tree to a stationary object with fishing line to keep it from tipping.
  • Mistletoe and other poisons. Nice for getting a kiss, mistletoe is nevertheless dangerous for pets. Amaryllis, balsam, pine, cedar, and holly are also on that list.

Also handy: The ASPCA Poison Control Line: 1-888-426-4435 (a fee may apply). They also maintain a current list of substances that are hazardous to pets.

If you have more questions about preparing your pet for the holidays, give us a call at 303-838-4677.