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Get in the Spirit of Pet Safety This Holiday Season

GET IN THE SPIRIT OF PET SAFETY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON THE HOLIDAYS AREN’T ALWAYS HAPPY FOR PETS SEASONAL DANGERS PUT PETS AT RISK ACUTE INJURIES AND ILLNESS MAY REQUIRE EMERGENCY CARE CHRONIC CONDITIONS CAN ALSO GET WORSE KNOW THE HOLIDAY HAZARDS THAT COULD AFFECT YOUR PET FOOD Can cause GI obstructions, pancreatitis, and kidney issues WATCH FOR: Bones from turkeys and hams Onions Chocolate Grapes DECORATIONS Can cause GI obstructions, GI upset, and electrocution/burns WATCH FOR: Ornaments Mistletoe Electrical cords COLD TEMPERATURES Can cause frostbite and constipation, and may make arthritis symptoms worse WATCH FOR: Snow Freezing temperatures PLAN FOR PET SAFETY THIS SEASON SKIP MISTLETOE, HOLLY, POINSETTIAS, AND LILIES Go for artificial plants or pet-friendly bouquets DON'T LEAVE FOOD UNATTENDED Pets are enterprising, so keep food out of reach LAY THE GROUND RULES WITH GUESTS Make sure guests know that giving your pet food is off-limits AVOID LOW-HANGING DECORATIONS If you have a tree, avoid stringing lights and decorations on low branches TAPE UP ELECTRICAL WIRES Use electrical tape to cover and attach indoor and outdoor wires to the walls LIMIT YOUR PET'S EXPOSURE TO COLD Don't leave your pet outside for extended periods and make sure to provide a warm place to rest GET HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT If you think your pet has been exposed to a holiday danger, call your vet immediately Lincoln Avenue Provided by: Veterinary Clinic www.LINCOLNAVEVETCLINIC.COM Sources: www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/holidays.aspx?utm_source=prettyurl&utm_ campaign=holiday&utm_term=holiday www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/holiday-safety-tips www.petmd.com/dog/seasonal/evr_multi_christmas_safety

Get in the Spirit of Pet Safety This Holiday Season

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Holly, mistletoe, and poinsettias are all popular plants around the holidays, but they can be dangerous for pets! Learn about other possible pet dangers over the holidays from this animal hospital infographic.

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