Happy Holidays!

Hey there, Mo here again.

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!  We are still amidst the holiday season, which means you will be having family to visit, having lots of good food, and decorating our homes.  A couple of things to keep in mind this holiday season when it comes to us, your furry friends:

– If you have people over to visit, especially when there are young children, be careful what your friends have access to from the dinner table.  Many things that taste great to you may be toxic to your pets, including onions, garlic, grapes and raisins.  Any food out of the ordinary can make your friends sick, so it is best to keep holiday dinners to your people guests.

– If you have a young puppy or kitten, make sure they don’t have access to the cords to your decorative lights.  For some reason, these are very tempting chew toys, and if they are successful this can cause severe burns, fluid accumulation in the lungs, and death.  Try to plug them in where your pets don’t have access, or block off areas within reach.

 

– Tinsel is a classic decoration for the tree.  With it constantly flashing with the reflection of the lights and moving with breezes in the house, your kitty friend may find this an irresistible play toy.  However, if they swallow it, it can bind up and even cut through their small intestine, which will mean needing an emergency surgery to remove the tinsel and possibly portions of small intestine.  It is probably best to avoid this decoration if you have cats in the household.

Hope that helps, and have a happy holidays!

Mo.