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Winter and Holidays
In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we may forget that our pets need extra attention during the winter months. After all, just because they have a built-in coat doesn't mean they don't get cold! But low temperatures aren't the only threat to your pet's health and well-being during the holiday season. Your pet faces multiple hazards both indoors and outdoors throughout the winter months.
Hazardous holiday decorations
Festive foods that make pets sick
Freezing conditions outside
Dangerous heaters inside
Greenery, lights and Christmas trees can make the holidays festive, but they also pose risky temptations for our pets. Make sure to unplug all lights on trees as to avoid un wanted shock from a pet chewing.
Visitors can upset pets, as can the noise and excitement of holiday parties. Even pets that aren't normally shy may become nervous in the hubbub that can accompany a holiday gathering. The following tips will reduce emotional stress on your pet and protect your guests from possible injury. Inform guests you have pets as too avoid them if they have allergies. Have a safe place for pets to go away from the overwhelming guests, Make sure to notify guests not to feed your animals this can cause unwanted harm.
Flowers and festive plants can result in an emergency veterinary visit if your pet gets hold of them. Amaryllis, mistletoe, balsam, pine, cedar, and holly are among the common holiday plants that can be dangerous and even poisonous to pets who decide to eat them. Poinsettias can be troublesome as well.