Holiday Dangers to Pets

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Becuase Christmas is a mere day away, I thought that I would give a few tips to those who have a fur-baby in the house to help them have a Merry Christmas or happy holiday as well.

Holiday costumes may be adorable one your dog, but if it has a rubber band to hold it on, remember that rubber bands can embedded themselves into the skin if left on too long.  Plus, your dog or cat could eat it and cause intestinal issues.

Confetti and noise makers are fun for humans, but not for pets.  Noisemakers can hurt their delicate sense of hearing.  Confetti falls in the same category as the rubber bands -- tummy trouble is no fun!

Chocolate is fatal to both dogs and cats.

The scents coming out of the kitchen smell good to your four-legged friends as well.  Make sure that pots, pans and containers are not close to the edge of the counter -- it's very easy for dogs or cats to allow their curosity to get the best of them and tip them over -- causing a big mess and potential for injury.

Bones are dangerous as are human seasonings.  Don't be tempted to feed people food as a treat.

Most of all, DO NOT give an animal as a gift UNLESS you are "paws-itive" that the recipient will love and care for them.

Have a merry and safe Christmas!

Comments (4)

June Lewis
Northwood Realty Services - New Castle, PA
Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571

Hi Kristin, I wanted to repay a visit to my blog and found this great message for our beloved pets, who often get forgotten in the bustle of the Holidays.  Thanks for the important tips in taking care of these little pets who depend on us to do so.

Dec 26, 2008 01:52 PM
Steve Mattison
Canyon de Chelly National Mo, AZ
Vietnam Veteran

Good point and good post, have a happy new year too:)

Dec 26, 2008 02:42 PM
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

Excellent post, Kristin! Many fruits and vegetables are poisonous to cats, too, but they don't know it and might nibble on bits of tomatoes or onions that fall on the floor. Thanks for the reminder to keep an eye on pets while you're working in the kitchen.



Jan 11, 2009 02:01 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I don't think animals should ever be given as a gift unless one is the parent and giving it as a gift to one's child. That way one is making a commitment to the pet if the child can't handle it. Not knowing how the lives of others outside my family might change at any time makes me "paws" whenever I might think of giving an animal as a gift.

Jan 17, 2009 09:15 PM