Pet Holiday Safety Tips
Our pets are our very best friends and to some, we even refer to them as our fur babies! Just as our own children we would do any and everything to keep them safe. When you are expecting a child you "childproof" your home. You go out and purchase outlet covers, place sharp objects in higher places, put safety knobs on ovens and doors, use special knick-knacks to keep your cabinets from opening. When it comes to childproofing the options are endless! So, this season we want to discuss how to keep our fur babies safe. Here are a few tips to consider when purchasing and setting up your Christmas tree & décor.
- 1. Plastic Ornaments are safer than Glass ornaments. Not only can they be choking hazards, but if broken, shards of glass can injure mouths, paws, and other body parts!
- 2. Don’t add chemicals to keep the tree hydrated
- 4. Stabilize tree with pet activity in mind
- 5. Stay away from tinsel- If you just can’t resist the sparkle of tinsel be sure to hang it as high out of your pets reach as possible!
- 6. If you choose to buy a live tree- Keep the area around the tree free of pine needles, if ingested they can potentially puncture your fur babies’ intestines or cause an upset stomach
- 7. Holly and mistletoe are poisonous to dogs & cats
- 8. Burning candles smell great but should be placed on high shelves or mantels. You can also try an alternative like a wax warmer.