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03 Dec 2018 09:42
Pet Safety during Holidays 
In a previous article, I highlighted landscaping plants that might be injurious or even deadly to our pets. During the holidays, from Thanksgiving through the New Year, many of us use live and artificial plants to decorate. Could some of these be unsafe for our pets?

Consider these concerns:

The berries and leaves of the holly plant could cause discomfort and vomiting. In some cases, these can also be fatal. Poinsetta sap will blister your dog’s mouth within minutes of digestion. It can also cause other symptoms, such as stomach upset. Mistletoe can, in mild cases, cause stomach upset and in severe cases, heart collapse.

Cats are attracted to bright shiny objects. Thus, the tree tinsel, garlands, glass ornaments and other tree trimmings can be a problem. Any of these items could be toxic.

Also be very careful with open flame candles. The flickering flame is attractive and any pet could become easily burned.

Review these links to more detailed articles about these concerns:
www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/7-ways-to-protect-your-pet-during-the-holidays
dogs.thefuntimesguide.com/dog_christmas/

by Kay Lantow