Holiday Food Pet Safety Tips

November 17, 2018 at 8:47 pm 1 comment

As the holidays approach we are often excited to celebrate with family and friends and spoil our pets with extra treats.   There are many ways we can keep our pets safe during this busy season and make sure they feel extra love too.  Here are a few safety tips for all our furry friends.

Avoid Holiday Food Dangers Courtesy of ASPCA

Skip the Sweets: By now you know not to feed your pets chocolate and anything sweetened with xylitol, but do you know the lengths to which an enterprising pet will go to chomp on something yummy? Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans.

Leave the Leftovers: Fatty, spicy and no-no human foods, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry friends. Pets can join the festivities in other fun ways that won’t lead to costly medical bills.

Careful with Cocktails: If your celebration includes adult holiday beverages, be sure to place your unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them. If ingested, your pet could become weak, ill and may even go into a coma, possibly resulting in death from respiratory failure.

Selecting Special Treats: Looking to stuff your pet’s stockings? Stick with chew toys that are basically indestructible, Kongs that can be stuffed with healthy foods or chew treats that are designed to be safely digestible.

Long, stringy things are a feline’s dream, but the most risky toys for cats involve ribbon, yarn and loose little parts that can get stuck in the intestines, often necessitating surgery. Surprise kitty with a new ball that’s too big to swallow, a stuffed catnip toy or the interactive cat dancer.

Article courtesy of Pet Sitters Associates November 2018 Newsletter

 

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Margriet B  |  November 19, 2018 at 10:32 am

    i love reading those tips

    Reply

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