Holiday dangers for your pet, or how not to spend the holidays at the vet
Happy holidays!! We are so thankful this season for all of you and your furry babies. I want to take a few minutes of your time and give you the list of things to watch out for during this time of year. Some you may be aware of, but I bet some of these are not on your radar.
Christmas tree water– can cause GI upset
Poinsettas– not as dangerous as most think, however still can cause GI upset
Amaryllis bulbs– Can cause serious illness including blood pressure abnormalities and neurologic signs
Lillies– Renal failure especially in cats; peace lillies are not included in this group
Alcohol– drunk pets are not funny, can cause seizures, coma, aspiration and death
Chocolate– can cause vomiting, seizures, and death in large quantities. The darker chocolates and baking chocolates are worst
Tinsel, Ribbons, Ornaments– can become GI obstructions or choking hazards
Silica Gel packets– included in many packages, can cause GI upset or swell and become an obstruction
Electric cords– If bitten can cause shock and or wounds in mouth
Batteries– can corrode in stomach and cause perforation of stomach or bowels
The best poison control number for pets is by the ASPCA. Call 1-888-ANI-HELP or www.apcc.aspca.org
Keep your furry kids safe this season. Happy holidays to all of you!!!
Wag More, Bark Less,