The holidays can be a tricky time for your pets. Mistletoe, poinsettia and other plants can be harmful to both cats and dogs. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and forget to keep an eye on your small charges.
Pet owners shouldn’t use tinsel on their tree; if an animal ingests it, it can get all tangled up in their intestinal track and cause some real problems. Also, if your pet loves to drink the tree water (we had a cat who couldn’t get enough of it) be sure it doesn’t have chemical preservatives in it. At the very least, use something natural and harmless in the water.
How about something special for your dog’s holiday dinner? It’s best to keep your pet on her usual diet. A “treat” of turkey or ham can cause stomach upset.
But most important of all, give your pet a lot of extra cuddles and attention. That’s the only gift they really need!