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Holidays and Pets: How to Keep Your Furry Best Friends Safe This Season

The holidays are a time for joy and celebration, but they can also be dangerous for our furry friends. From toxic decorations to tempting treats, there are many potential hazards lurking around every corner. This article provides tips on how to keep your pets safe during the holidays, so you can relax and enjoy the season without worry.

Keep Your Paws Safe This Holiday Season: Expert Tips from Veterinaire Pet Care Deck the halls with boughs of holly, but keep Fido and Fluffy safe and stress-free this holiday season! Veterinaire Pet Care shares essential tips to navigate the festivities without a hitch:

Festive Hazards at Home:

Tinsel, ornaments, and baubles: Tempting for curious kitties, but a choking hazard. Opt for non-breakable decorations on lower branches.

Poinsettia, holly, and mistletoe: These beauties can cause vomiting, nausea, or even kidney failure in pets. Keep them out of reach.

People food: No holiday feast leftovers for furry friends! Grapes, onions, chocolate, and xylitol are toxic. Keep them away from tempting counters and trash.

Holiday stress: A bustling house can overwhelm pets. Create a quiet haven with familiar bedding, fresh water, and hiding spots.

Traveling with Your Furry Companion:

Road trip ready: Pack food, meds, first-aid kit, and vet records. Secure your pet in a carrier or harness, never leave them unattended.

Taking flight: Discuss with your vet first, especially for pets with health issues. Airlines have specific pet travel rules, so plan ahead.

Bonus Tip: Anchor your Christmas tree! A curious climb or playful paw can topple it over, creating a dangerous mess.

Wishing all furry friends and their parents happy and safe holidays! May your days be filled with laughter, love, and delicious treats (for humans only!), and your nights be cozy and calm. Here's to a joyous, stress-free celebration for all!

We hope these tips help you create cherished holiday memories with your furry loved ones. From our family at Veterinaire Pet Care to yours, have a wonderful holiday season!

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Veterinaire Pet Care understands your pet is a beloved member of your family, and strives to improve the quality of life for every pet we treat. We proudly offer the highest levels of care along with the very latest in medical advances for your family pet. We at Veterinaire Pet Care care about your pets the same way you do, and want to do everything we can to assist you. Please contact us if you have any questions, we're always glad to help!

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