All About Holiday Pet Safety

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We had a dog several years ago and fortunately, never had to deal with many Holiday issues. Lily was a beautiful Golden Retriever who was curious, rambunctious and VERY energetic. We had a 13 month old child in the house when Lily became our dog and because of the age of our daughter, we completely gave up on having a Christmas tree. She (my daughter) was so busy, I didn't have time to keep her away from a tree. So, we never had to deal with training Lily or my daughter to keep out of the tree. Other decorations were strategically placed above reach of little hands and paws and we always enjoyed a stress free holiday. For those of you who have four legged friends around your decorations, I have some tips to share with you on how to keep them safe during this very busy and joyous time of year. These tips are thanks to DOGTV.

1.   Don’t turn your pooch into a holiday decoration – avoid putting lights on the lower branches of the tree
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2. Pups get chilly too – keep them warm and cozy on winter walks
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3. Holiday plants can be dangerous – keep dogs away from the poisonous ones like poinsettia, holly and mistletoe
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4. Avoid an expensive surgery – keep tinsel, ribbon and garland out of their reach
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5. Don’t throw them a bone – turkey, ham and lamb bones can get stuck in their throat and intestines
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6. If your dog gets into the prescription pills it will give you more anxiety that your in-laws – keep them out of paws reach

7. Use a pet friendly tree preservative – just like toilet water, dogs may drink from under the tree
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8. Dogs are curious creatures – don’t put edible gifts in stockings. They may not be there in the morning
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So, there you have it...some simple yet effective ways to help ensure your pets safety! The holidays can be hectic and you don't want to forget to keep your furry friends safe. Enjoy your Christmas!!

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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