Pawpurred Pets Fall 2018

Tis’ the Season.

The most wonderful time of the year is here! Here are some tips to keep your pets happy and safe during the season. Happy Paw-lidays!

Halloween

  • Sweets- Candy (especially with sugar substitutes) can be toxic to animals, so keep candy somewhere they won’t be able to get into. Wrappers and foil can be a choking hazard.
  • Costumes- Don’t make your pet wear a costume unless you’re sure they enjoy it. A simple Halloween bandana can be a more comfortable alternative to a full costume.
  • Pet ID- Opening the door repeatedly for trick-or-treaters creates plenty of escape opportunities for your pet. Microchips are offered at San Diego Humane Society.

Thanksgiving

  • Plants- Certain flowers and festive plants can be toxic to pets so, make sure to keep your pets away from all plants and table decorations.
  • Trash- Food items such as turkey bones left unattended can result in an obstructive risk or gastrointestinal injury.
  • Stress- The noise from your guests can upset your pets so make sure your pets have a private area where it is quiet so they can retreat.

Hanukkah

  • Candles- Beware, the Holiday of Lights can lead to problems if a lit Menorah is knocked over.
  • Chocolate- Chocolate gold coins, while tasty to us are toxic to pets!

Christmas

  • Ornaments- Broken glass and swallowed ornaments can wreak chaos for a pet’s digestive tract. As well as a bite into a stand of lights cause a burn in their mouth or a dangerous build-up of fluid in their lungs.
  • Routine- The holidays brings activities that often change your daily routine. Make sure to keep your pet on their daily routine as they do not adapt easily to change.
  • Tree- Make sure to not put fertilizer or additives in your tree water as your pets may drink the water. Also consider some additional reinforcement to secure your tree.

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