Keep your pets safe this Christmas by avoiding the following things this festive season:
🐾 Decorations - make sure they're out of reach of curious kitties and playful dogs. They can get tangled or ingest something they shouldn't.
🐾 String - whether hanging things or wrapped around the turkey, string can be a serious hazard if ingested.
🐾 Poisonous plants - poinsettias, holly and mistle toe can be potentially toxic for our furbabies.
🐾 Christmas lights - teething puppies and cats are at risk of electrocution. Make sure your lights are out of paw's reach!
🐾 Alcohol - remember that cats can be attracted to drinks that have milk or cream in them.
🐾 Chocolate - a well-known toxic food for pets.
🐾 Sweets - stay clear of anything with artificial sweeteners such as xylitol.
🐾 Grapes and Raisins - can cause kidney failure in cats and dogs.
🐾 Nuts - can cause a variety of symptoms from overheating to vomiting.
🐾 Parties - can cause anxiety for our pets.
🐾 Toy parts - avoid an intestinal blockage by making sure no small toys are left lying around!
🐾 Festive food - it's safest to sick to your pets normal diet as changes in diet can cause stomach upsets. Most festive foods are high in fat and sugar and aren't good for sensitive tummies. Do not give your dog cooked bones as this could lead to injuries or choking.
Pet Plus wishes all of our customers, human and furry a happy and safe Christmas season!
- December 17, 2021
- Kate Phillips