Lights hanging around the house or on the tree are tempting to a lot of animals. Be sure to keep an eye on your pets as they can chew on the string of lights and possibly electrocute themselves or hurt themselves on broken light bulbs.
Having a real tree with pine needles that are tempting to eat could cause mouth irritation and an upset tummy. Most trees have a color enhancer added to them or fertilizer to add to the water that could be toxic to your pets if they drink it. Cats love Christmas trees and often climb them; make sure your tree is well secured to prevent tip over and choose sturdy, shatter-proof ornaments as some are bound to get knocked off from inquistive cat paws or enthusiastic dog tails!
Turkey bones should not be given as a "treat" to your pet. The bones shatter easily and could get stuck in your animals intestines and even puncture through. Macadamia nuts, raisins, onion, chocolate, and seasonings are just a few things that animals should not consume and are common ingredients in seasonal goodies.
Keep your animals safe this year during the holiday season! Happy Howlidays!!!