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Christmas is a magical time of the year.
Dogs like their daily routine and the holiday season can be a very stressful time for them. At this time the home poses an array of holiday hazards for the pets.
Some safety tips for pet owners:
Christmas tree& plants
Secure the Christmas tree. (Anchor to a wall ore ceiling, use playpen to restrict area around the tree.)
Keep holiday plants out of a dog’s reach. Pick up any leaves, blooms, and berries that have fallen.
Hang breakable ornaments high on the tree out of a dog’s reach.
Hide electrical light cords at the back of the tree to prevent from chewing them and possibly being electrocuted.
Candy, cookies, cakes, peppermints and especially chocolate (toxic) are not a dogs treats.
Eating the skin and fat from turkeys or hams can cause stomach upset.
Bones, ribs and chops can cause choking and life threatening obstructions.