Merry and Bright: Holiday Pet Safety

With the holiday season in full swing, you may be wondering how to enjoy all the decorations, food, and parties with your pets. After all, studies show a full 70% of us view our pets as members of the family, and it stands to reason we would want to include them in the festivities. But sometimes the holiday hustle and bustle can leave room for a holiday pet accident or emergency, which is the last thing any of us want.

So, let’s talk about some holiday pet safety tips that will keep your season merry and bright.

Flawed Feasts

Whatever winter holiday you celebrate is certain to be filled with delicious foods that make our mouths water. You can bet your pets’ mouths are watering, too. But it’s important to keep them safe around holiday foods.

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Protect and Prevent: All About Common Pet Toxins

Pet toxins threaten pet health and pet safety

It may be hard to imagine your sweet pet coming into contact with a potential pet toxin, but this scary situation happens more often than pet owners realize. Although mostly preventable, ingestion of a poisonous substance is the leading cause of pet emergencies in veterinary clinics throughout the country.

It’s true that accidents happen, but in many cases, they can be avoided. Recognizing common pet toxins, and reducing or eliminating your pet’s exposure to them, is critical in keeping your furry loved one safe.

Common Pet Toxins in and Outside the Home

Protecting your pet from an accidental poisoning is as easy as putting any potential pet toxins out of reach. Take a discerning look around your home, garage, and yard, and remove or safely store any of the following common pet toxins: Continue…

Better Safe Than Sorry: A Jumpstart on Holiday Pet Safety

There are two general types of people: those who wait all year for the holidays and those who simply can’t be bothered by all the hype. Wherever you fall, be sure your pet is safe from potential risk. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine anything bad happening as a result of festive decor, delicious food, or fun parties, but your pet’s safety could be in the crosshairs. With our holiday pet safety measures, you can still enjoy the season – and so can your four-legged best friend.

The Most Common Culprits

Sadly, we see a spike in pet emergencies in the weeks leading up to the jolliest times of year. Most are due to inflammation, gastrointestinal blockages (decorations, tinsel, tape, ribbon, etc.), and pancreatitis. The most common dangers include: Continue…