Keeping Pets Safe This Holiday Season

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We are just days away from Christmas being here.  If you are like me, you probably still have some running around to do.  You want everything to be just right for the day that Santa arrives.  I am no exception.  While we may be busy making sure the food it perfect and the gifts are all wrapped and under the tree, it is so important to NOT forget our fur-babies.

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If you have pets in your home, you will want to make sure that you take time to keep your pets safe.  Here are a list of things you will want to make sure you take care of.

Christmas Tree and Decorations

Make sure that your tree is secure is it’s base.  You do not want them accidentally knocking it over.

Make sure that all wires are securely tucked away so that they do not become chewed up.

Additionally, make sure that all ornaments are out of reach.  There are many ornaments that can be mistaken for toys.

Christmas Gifts

Think about the gifts that you are selecting for those in your home.  Are they going to become problems for the animals.  Our oldest dog, Zoey, loves to chew on things.  We have found over the years that we can’t just gift plastic toys to our children.  If we do, the children have to learn to keep it out of her reach.

Christmas Foods and Drinks

You will want to make sure that you and your guests avoid feeding your pets the sweet and spicy foods that you may serve. Be especially mindful of the drinks that are left lying around your home. They are not intended for pets, and you do not want to have more serious problems on your hands at the holidays.

Christmas Plants

If you want to have holly and mistletoe type plants in your home, they MUST be kept out of reach of your animals.  These can cause sever health issues in animals.

These are just a few tips that you may find useful this holiday season.  The great people at Puppy Spot have created this beautiful graphic to help us remember what we can do to make our furry loved ones are just as safe as we would expect out human counterparts to be.

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  1. Robin Masshole Mommy says
    Our dog passed away last summer, so it's going to be quiet here without him this Christmas. He sure did love his table scraps....
  2. cgmjemus says
    Yes indeed, Please remember our furry friends and babies. Sometimes there are so many folks around they can go unnoticed and get into things that can make them sick ...........or worse. Please be mindful.
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  4. momknowsbest15 says
    Some plants are also bad for pets. So be wise when decorating
  5. Amy Jones says
    It's so important to keep them in a safe place inside the house during the holidays due to fireworks as well. They get really scared!
  6. Sarah Bailey says
    Thank you for the reminders. Although we already know what's the forbidden food is, it is still important to have some updates, recalls for our buddy and everybody's safety.
  7. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen says
    i dont have any pets but my brother does and i will def share. thanks
  8. Victoria says
    Your fur babies are so freaking cute. I love their outfits. Thanks for sharing the holiday safety checklist. It can be so hard to make sure they aren't getting into things they shouldn't with all of the madness of the holiday season going on.
  9. alalisainfo says
    It's so important that Christmas trees are safe in their base! That would be such an accident for it to fall over!
  10. Jennifer Parker-Gilbert says
    Your pups are so adorable! These are great tips. I have a new puppy, and I'll have to keep these in mind-especially the food items. I didn't realize yeast could cause bloat.
  11. Jennifer L Johnson says
    These are great tips!!! So easy to forget that some of our holiday stuff can be such a hazard to our pets!
  12. loisaltermark says
    These are great tips - and so important. We need to keep our furry family members safe!
  13. Karlyn Cruz says
    This holiday season, there are a lot of treats with chocolates and Xylitol. It's always appreciated when people give friendly precautions for their pets. Thanks for this!
  14. Melanie Smith says
    You are right! It is really important to keep them safe! Thank you for these ideas!
  15. Elizabeth O. says
    These are all so important! We can endanger our pets if we are not cautious enough. I really appreciate this post.
  16. Amber says
    This is so important! We have two cats and we want them to stay safe.
  17. Dana Vento says
    The dogs will surely enjoy Christmas as well. Lots of treats, and I appreciate the warning about Xylitol, never knew that though I've never really bought dog food, I always make our own!
  18. Ave Hla says
    There are so many things to keep in mind during the holidays if you have pets! I really like the infographic!
  19. Anosa says
    Though I do not have pets I think it is important to be cautious as there are so many things that can be harmful to pets.

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