When it comes to the Holidays, we can all get so caught up in the preparations and celebrations that we sometimes forget the safety of our pets. Here are some holiday items that your pet needs to steer clear of this Holiday season:
1.) Christmas Trees
-It’s very easy for these to be knocked over and to injure your pet. Additionally, make sure that your pet cannot access any stagnant water that you may have placed under the tree for watering purposes as this water can grow bacteria quickly. A tree skirt or aluminum foil around the bottom of the tree can reduce the likelihood that your pet will attempt to drink the water or climb the tree. Also, consider placing a gate around the tree.
-These are often breakable and will injure your pet if they’re eaten.
3.) Electrical cords and Christmas lights
-Some pets will try and chew on these and risk electrical shock. Make sure to tape down your cables or consider purchasing cable cards. Also, you can try to hide cables under rugs or tree skirts.
-It might look great shining on your tree but its shininess also makes it attractive to pets. They may try and eat it.
5.) Seasonal Houseplants
-Cedar and pine can be hazardous to pets if eaten. Additionally, other common plants you put out or receive during the Holidays, especially lilies, can be toxic. It’s best to keep these plants out of reach.
6.) Your Pet’s Bad Food.
-Although this might not be an immediate threat to your pet’s health, take a look at what’s really in it and compare it to PURELUXE Pet Food. We’ve got fresh meat first ingredients along with a healthy dose of micronutrients. See and compare at pureluxepetfood.com.
While this isn’t an exhaustive list, you’re well on your way to having a safer Holiday season. Seasons greetings!