Christmas Dangers for Pets

The holidays aren’t just tempting for us! There is lots of new sights, sounds, smells and tempting decorations that our pets will check out too. But not all holiday foods and decorations are pet-safe. Be sure to have a close look at this list of Holiday Pet Dangers to keep your pet safe.

Food. This a pretty hefty list of hazards as the amount of foods that we turn to in the holidays is actually pretty dangerous for our little fur babies. The best rule of thumb is to not give any human food to your pets. Be sure to not give: raisins, sultanas, Christmas puddings, mince pies, bones, chocolate, macadamia nuts, onions, garlic, leeks, chives, alcohol, artificial sweeteners or leftovers. It’s a long list so rather be safe than sorry.

Plants. We may love having holiday plants in our house but they can be toxic to our pets. Keep your pets away from poinsettias, holly, mistletoe, ivy and the Christmas tree.

Decorations. Pet’s may be powerless to resist such temptations as tinsel but it can really cause them some harm! Be sure that your pets avoid potpourri, wrapping paper, tinsel and other decorations. The last place you want to end up during the holidays is at the emergency vet.

For a safe holiday season for all, take a little bit of time now to make sure that your house it pet-safe for the holidays.