Holiday Safety Tips for Cats and Dogs

Your pets might not be as annoyed as you when it comes to your brother-in-law, but the holiday season can still be stressful for furry friends!

Check out this list of 5 things that put you in the holiday spirit, but could land your pet at an emergency vet visit. (Talk about a buzz-kill)

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

1. Cheers!

If you’re having guests over and your home is a little more hectic than usual, make sure to give your pet a safe place to “get away from it all”. Check out this link for a great cat cave, or a DIY version!

2.Decorations

Ribbons, tinsel and shiny wrapping paper can be alluring, and look like fun playthings to your pets. But if these things are ingested by your pet, you’re going to find yourself in a holiday pickle once your vet bill comes.

3.Festive plants

Mistletoe, poinsettia plants, holly and potpourri can all be toxic to pets if eaten. Keep plants out of reach or opt for an artificial, pet-safe version to decorate your home. Check out this list of everything poisonous for pets that you could imagine!

4.Candles

There is nothing more beautiful than lit candles during the holidays! Make sure to put out all flames when you aren’t able to supervise your pets. Order these flame-less options today to make sure your festive decor is safe for everyone!

5. Oh, Christmas Tree

Christmas trees are a fun way to be festive, but make sure that you use pet friendly shatterproof ornaments, cover up the tree water, and secure the tree to the wall or ceiling to prevent any accidents with your furry friends. Check out this video from Home Guru Martha Stewart for easy DIY tips!

A trip to the vet is never fun, so stay safe this holiday season, and check out these dogs singing Jingle Bells to help keep you in the spirit!

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