As much as we'd like to keep our head in the sand, the HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!!!!
We're sharing just a few tips we've found useful in keeping our pets safe as we navigate all the chaos that seems to creep up this time of year:
♥ A little nibble here, a little nibble there can sure add up and sometimes our furry friends don't know when they've had to much, which can make them sick. Despite how much they beg and give sad faces, it is best to keep them on their regular diets.
♥ Plan on throwing a soiree for all your friends and family this holiday season? Be sure pets have a quiet, secure place to escape to if the excitement of it all gets to be too much.
♥ Dogs love bones but turkey bones are a big no no, along with turkey skin. Stick to giving your pets small amounts of boneless turkey.
♥ It's a no-brainer that we shouldn't give our pets alcohol, but sometimes fruitcakes and other recipes contain alcohol as well and those should be kept out of the reach of any animals.
♥ Forget the Mistletoe & Holly!
Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems. And many varieties of lilies, can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested. Opt for just-as-jolly artificial plants made from silk or plastic, or choose a pet-safe bouquet.