You better watch out! There’s lots of fun to be had during Christmas, 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 higher the concentrations of caffeine and theobromine, two substances that are extremely toxic to pets.
Curb the table scraps. Gravy and any fatty meats like turkey skin and ham can be hard for animals to digest and even cause pancreatitis.
Christmas tree cautions. For many cats, the Christmas tree is an endless source of fun…and danger. 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.
The ASPCA Poison Control Line is also handy: 1-888-426-4435 (a fee may apply). They maintain a current list of substances that are hazardous to pets.
Have more questions about preparing your pet for Christmas? Call us at 405-757-2132.