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Posted on 12-17-2014

Avoid these 8 holiday hazards to keep your spirits bright and your pet's safe this holiday season! 

While unexpected illnesses and injuries can happen at any time during the year, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season brings with it potential problems to your pet's health and happiness. Keep reading to learn about a few pet concerns to keep in mind as we head into the holiday season.

Christmas trees

It doesn’t take much for a climbing cat or excited dog to knock your Christmas tree over, so make sure to secure your tree. To prevent Christmastime calamity, be mindful of:

  • Tree water – Use a tight-fitting tree skirt to restrict your pet’s access to the tree’s water because it can be harmful to drink, and can contribute to a tipped tree. If you choose to add chemicals to the tree’s water to keep it fresh longer, make sure the label says it is safe for pets.
  • Tinsel – Pets love the shiny excitement that is tinsel, especially cats. Keep tinsel out of reach of both cats and dogs because it can cause serious intestinal obstructions.
  • Ornaments – Hang any small or fragile ornaments high enough that they won’t break with a wag of a tail or swipe of a paw.

Please click here to continue reading this great article by the folks at Trupanion®-medical insurance for your pet and don't hesitate to call us if you have any concerns about your pet at 317-228-0645!

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