With your holiday decorations in place, there are several steps you need to take to ensure the safety of your pet. Let us take a look at some of the ways you can help protect your pet in your Little Rock home this holiday season, thanks to the ASPCA.
Make sure you properly secure your Christmas tree so that it does not tip, fall, and potentially injure your pet. This also ensures that they do not have access to the tree’s water supply, which may contain harmful fertilizers.
Mistletoe and holly have the potential to cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in pets, so go with artificial plants for your household decorations.
Do not leave plates of food unattended during your holiday parties. The last thing you want is for your furry friend to get into a large helping of sweets, which is extremely dangerous for pets.
For owners that plan to stuff their pet’s stocking, stick with toys that are safe yet still fun. For dogs, find a toy that is nearly indestructible as toys with small pieces that come off easily are dangerous if swallowed. For cats, avoid string as it can be a nightmare if swallowed, many times requiring surgery.
It is one of the most festive times of year, and we encourage all Little Rock pet owners to include their pets in their celebrations; just be sure to be safe when you do. Happy holidays!