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Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe, Happy and Healthy This Holiday Season!

Pet Care Tips 3 min read
Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe, Happy and Healthy This Holiday Season!

With all the festive preparations going on this holiday season, we wanted to give busy pet parents some important tips to keep your pet safe, healthy, and happy!

Even a small amount of chocolate can cause severe gastrointestinal issues and can even be fatal.

1. Don’t feed pet chocolate – This yummy human treat is one of the most common reasons for emergency vet visits during the holidays. Unfortunately, even a small amount of chocolate can cause severe gastrointestinal issues and can even be fatal. Instead, give your cat or dog a yummy, healthy treat of their very own!

2. Do not feed your cat or dog turkey or chicken bones – Those delicious holiday turkey or chicken bones can be tantalizing for pets, but they can cause severe intestinal issues. Small bones, in particular, can become lodged in your pet’s throat, stomach, or intestinal tract. Instead, you can use the bones to make pet-approved bone broth! Our in-house veterinarian has formulated this bone broth recipe that is safe for pets and is easy to make at home!

Small rat terrier mix dog wearing a black and white knitted sweater drinking bone broth from a small green bowl on a marble floor

3. Put holiday plants up where your pet can’t reach them. Holly and mistletoe berries are very poisonous when ingested. The milky white sap of poinsettias can cause severe gastric distress. If you suspect your pet has ingested a poisonous plant, take them to the vet right away.

4. Keep electrical cords out of the way. More lights mean more cords for kittens and puppies to chew. So make sure all electrical cords are secured away.

5. Be cautious when lighting candles. Do not leave any lit candles unattended. Candles should always be out of reach of your kitten or puppy. Remember it only takes a happy wagging tail or curious paw for candles to become a disaster.

Tabby cat peering over the edge of a table to look at some burning candles

6. Prepare your holiday tree. Check around the holiday tree frequently for pine needles. If sharp enough and ingested, a pine needle can puncture your pet’s intestines. Also, make sure that your tree is well secured so that a curious kitten or dog cannot knock it down. When it comes to the water in a tree stand, remember that preservatives used in the water can cause gastric upsets, so be sure it is inaccessible to pets. Lastly, please do not use sugar or aspirin additives in the water.

7. Be cautious with holiday ornaments. Ornaments on the tree should be out of reach of your pet. String ornaments like tinsel and ribbons should be avoided as they can cause a blockage in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract.

8. Keep snow globes away from your pets. The liquid inside snow globes contains antifreeze to protect them from freezing in transport or storage. Antifreeze is toxic to pets and in small quantities, it can be fatal. Make sure to check your snow globes for any leaks and make sure they are in a secure spot where they will not get knocked or broken.

9. Help your pet cope with holiday stress. The holidays are an especially busy time with friends, family, and neighbors coming and going. With all the new faces, your pet may become nervous or stressed. Be respectful of your pet’s space, and do not force your pet to be social. Be especially vigilant with children as many pets become nervous around kids. You may want to give your pet a natural remedy, like NHV Matricalm, to help calm their nerves.

With a little preparation, you and your pet can have a safe holiday season.

From all of us at NHV Natural Pet Products, we wish you a wonderful holiday season, and a very Happy New Year!

NHV Pet Experts

NHV Pet Experts

We have a dedicated group of pet expert professionals, including veterinarians, vet techs, and other pet professionals to guide you through any questions. We’re committed to your pet’s wellness and can offer additional tips, resources, nutritional advice, and more.

Published: December 24, 2015

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