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Holiday Hazards

During the holiday season there are some things that your pet may get into that may have some consequences. 

Here are a few things to look out for:

 

Food 

Food too rich, too fatty or too spicy can trigger a bout of intestinal upset! A serious inflammation of the pancreas or intestine can mean a life threatening illness. Steer clear of the fatty parts and poultry skin.

 

Decorations

Tinsel, while not toxic, is very attractive to pets, especially cats, this foreign body ingestion can be fatal. Immediate surgical intervention could be required.

 

 

Xylitol 

A artificial sweetener found in gum, puddings and baked goods. A small amount can cause devastating effects within 30 minutes! (READ YOUR LABELS)

 

 

Nuts

Certain nuts can cause toxic poisonings, upset stomach or an obstruction. A few on the list include: Almonds, Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, Pistachios and English Walnuts.

 

 

Christmas Tree

Some may be inclined to break the rules when bringing in a real tree! Water at the base of the tree contains secretions that at the very least can cause a stomach ache.

 

 

Be careful this Holiday Season! Watch your pets!

But most of all have a Merry Christmas!