HOLIDAY PET SAFETY TIPS!

posted: by: aspca Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Cookies & Candy-Consumption of chocolate can cause agitation, vomiting, diarrhea, high heart rate, tremors, seizures and even death.

Holiday Decorations- Tinsel, ribbon and similar decorations can cut up the digestive tract and cause intestinal obstruction.  Ornaments should be kept off low-lying Christmas tree branches.

Alcohol- Alcoholic drinks may cause vomiting, disorientation, diarrhea, lethargy, lack of coordination, difficulty breathing, tremors, coma and seizures.

Holiday Plants- Holly, mistletoe and poinsettias may cause irritation, vomiting, diarrhea and heart arrhythmia in both cats and dogs.

Lights & Candles- If your pet can reach them, they may be a fire hazard if knocked over.

Fatty Trimmings & Bones-  Pets may experience vomiting and diarrhea.  Fatty foods can also promote pancreatitis.  Swallowed bones can cause stomach perforation and painful constipation.

Grapes, Raisins, Avocados, Onions & Garlic-These can cause lethargy, lack of appetite and vomiting.