The holiday season is here again, and we would like to help you be prepared with these helpful holiday safety tips for your pets.
Avoid sharing food with your pets:Fatty foods are hard for our pets to digest and may even cause a life threatening condition known as pancreatitis . Even a small amount of turkey skin or meat could be detrimental.
Put the trash away where your pets can’t find it:Your holiday feast sitting out on the table, or left in a trash container that is open or easily opened, could be deadly to your family pet. Dispose of leftover meat and bones – and anything used to wrap or tie the meat, such as strings, bags and packaging – in a covered, tightly secured trash bag placed in a closed trash container outdoors (or behind a closed, locked door).
Be cautious with decorative plants:Some holiday flowers and plants can be toxic to pets. These include amaryllis, Baby’s Breath, Sweet William, some ferns, hydrangeas and more. The ASPCA created a list of plants that are toxic to both, dogs and cats , but the safest route is to keep your pets away from all plants and table decorations.
Click the link below to view a list of foods to avoid giving your pets https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/people-foods-avoid-feeding-your-petsPlease feel free to contact us, your local animal clinic in West Greenwich, RI!