The most wonderful time of the year is here! Are your pets ready for all the extra guests, parties, and food that are bound to be around this holiday season? The holidays can be a little hazardous to your pet’s safety with all the extras that come with the festivities. Here are a few tips to make sure your pet stays safe this holiday season.
Keep decorations out of reach: cats and dogs can be very inquisitive animals and will want to explore new and exciting things. The dazzle of Christmas decorations displayed around the house will be attractive to many pets. Animals may be tempted to chew on electric cables attached to decorative lights so make sure any loose wires are tucked well out of the way – for example with special cable hideaways or appropriate tape.
Glass tree baubles can cause serious injuries if they shatter so opt for tree ornaments that won’t break easily, like felt or wood. Small or textured decorations may present a choking hazard and some may contain toxins that are dangerous to animals if ingested. Make sure all decorations are firmly secured and out of the reach of pets.
Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today.
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