Here are Some Holiday Pet Hazards


With the holidays in full swing and extra activity filling our homes, pet owners must be aware of hazards that are present. We urge you to remain attentive while your furry friends revel in all the festivities so they don’t get into any precarious situations!


Dangerous food for your pet

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without the incredible abundance of delicious dishes; however, pet owners must remember that many festive favorites can prove toxic to their furry friends. To keep everyone safe and healthy this season, make sure there is no pawing around these particular holiday treats:

  • Turkey and ham, especially the bones
  • Chives, leeks, onions, and garlic
  • Unbaked bread dough
  • Raisins and currants
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Chocolate
  • Xylitol
  • Avocados
  • Alcohol


Holiday decor to look out for

Nothing brings the spirit of the holidays into your home quite like twinkling lights, shimmering tinsel, and seasonal plants. However, it’s important to keep in mind that decorations can be hazardous for your furry family members. To ensure their safety while sprucing up your space this season, make sure they have no access to fragile items such as glass ornaments or extension cords that could cause injury if broken or chewed on; furthermore, Christmas tree stand water and holiday plants should also not be accessible since these substances may lead to serious issues if ingested by pets.


Be cautious with guests

Inviting family and friends over to your home often times comes with the potential risk of hazardous items they may bring along without their knowledge. To protect your pet, make sure you keep guest bedroom doors closed tightly so that Fido can’t get his paws on any medications, granola bars, chocolate treats, sugar-free gum or other dangerous food items in their suitcases and purses.


Take precautions during your party

To guarantee your pet’s safety and well-being this New Year’s Eve, take extra precautions to protect them from any potential hazards. Keep all toxic foods and drinks away from their reach; in addition, avoid party items such as poppers, glow sticks, or other favors which may be harmful if ingested. To ensure they are safe while the bash is going on — offer a secure sanctuary that guests cannot access! With these simple steps, you can enjoy your celebration with confidence, knowing your loved ones remain out of harm’s way.


Be safe with toys and gifts

Although it may seem harmless, small toys and batteries could lead to obstruction in your pet’s gastrointestinal system or result in toxicity issues. In order to keep your furry family member safe from such an unfortunate situation, be sure to pick up all items – including gift ribbons – when children are done playing with them. Taking this precautionary measure will help protect against any blockage or kidney damage that might otherwise occur.


With the extra commotion and activity surrounding the holiday season, your furry pal is more likely to get into mischief. If they run afoul of a holiday hazard, seek emergency treatment or contact our team for help.