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Keep Pets Healthy for the Holidays


Here are some tips on making sure your pets stay safe during the holidays. This is a time of year when they can get into more trouble than usual.

Keep holiday plants - like ivy, holly, poinsettas, and mistletoe -away. These can be posionous.

Keep chords concealed - you don't want your dog chewing on electrical wire. Your pet can also become tangled in them, causing injury.

Keep glass ornaments towards the top of the tree - a great tip for pets and kids. Ornaments can be pulled off and shatter, causing injury to feet and paws (worse if they are ingested - some pets will eat anything!).

Keep Xmas tree water covered - It might have bacteria in it that can make your pet sick.

Shared by angie805 on 12/16/08

Pets love Christmas trees--they're kind of like small children in that way. They are intrigued by the "green" branches, not to be are also the packages with the ribbon. The first year we had our puppy she chewed almost every corner of every package. The kittens, however, tried to climb the tree and really went for the ribbon. A very small white picket fence for inside took care of the problem. Just be aware that different pets and kinds of pets have different issues with Christmas and all its trimmings and they all need to be viewed from the eyes of a pet or child.

  • By Reborn
  • on 12/24/08 12:44 PM EST