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Pet Safety During the Holidays

Pet Safety During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a wonderful time for both you and your pet. However, it is important to be aware of the risks to your pet during this season. Common holiday decorations and foods can pose a threat to your pet without taking the proper precautions. That is why our team at TLC Animal Hospital is here to provide the tips and assistance you need for keeping your pet safe during this season.

Plants to Avoid

During the holidays, people usually decorate their spaces with colorful plants. Some of these plants can be toxic to your pets. Depending on which type and breed of animal you have, holiday greenery can have varying health effects on him or her. Visit our office to find out which plants are dangerous to your pets. If you are not able to see us before decorating, try to avoid placing poinsettia, mistletoe, holly, amaryllis, or a Christmas cactus anywhere near where your pet can get to.

Make Your Decorations Safe

Decorations are something that a pet usually never gets used to. It is very easy for any pet to knock over or mess with holiday decorations around the home. Make sure any heavy decorations do not have the possibility of tipping over. Low hanging ornaments can pose as choking hazards to your pets. They can also break leaving behind shards that can hurt your pet. Make sure to buy durable ornaments or to not place them at a level where your pet can mess with them. Any decorations that use electricity and wires could shock your pet if he or she chews on the wires. If a pet ingests tinsel, it can cause a lot of digestive issues and blockage.

Make sure your holiday tree is properly anchored. As a safeguard for holiday trees, you can tie fishing wire to the base of the tree and attach it to a screw on the adjacent wall. This ensures that there is no way for your pet to knock it over. Before bringing a live tree home, it is important to check whether your pet is allergic to it. Our team is here to diagnose and help with whatever allergies your pet may have.

Keep Food and Drinks Out of Reach

As with any other holiday, sweets and chocolates are more frequently around the house which can be harmful to your pet. Baked goods may contain sweeteners that are dangerous to pets. Other things to avoid your pet ingesting during the holidays are alcoholic drinks, fruit cakes, and spicy foods.

Contact Us in El Paso

If your pet experiences any issues during the holidays, know that our team is here to help. We at TLC Animal Hospital in El Paso are committed to providing our patients with the quality veterinary care they need. Contact us at 915-592-6200 to see how we can help you and your pet during this holiday season.

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