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Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

Keeping your furry friends safe during the Holiday Season is easier said than done. There are ornaments, plants, presents, lights, and there might even be a huge tree in your home. Let’s take a look at some simple tips that can help you avoid any unplanned trips to the vet!

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  1. Place your Christmas tree in the corner of a room, blocked off from your pets eyes as best as possible. If your cat or dog is insistent upon playing with and jumping onto the tree, place aluminum foil or anything that creates noise on the tree’s bottom limbs to discourage the behavior.
  2. Hang tinsel only towards the top of your tree, as ingesting tinsel can block your pet’s intestines.
  3. Holly, mistletoe and poinsettia plants are all poisonous to cats and dogs. If you normally decorate with these plants, keep them out of reach.
  4. Burning candles should always be placed on high shelves or mantels. A wagging tail near a candle is a disaster waiting to happen. Homes with fireplaces should be sure to use screens to avoid burns.
  5. Keep your pet far away while you’re gift wrapping. Wrapping paper, string, plastic, or cloth can all cause intestinal blockages. Scissors are another hazard.

Suds ‘N Hugs wants to remind you to enjoy your Holiday Season while keeping your furbabies safe!