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Dec 10 2014

Holiday Hazards for your pet

We are now into the second week of December and the neighborhoods are starting to look very festive with all the lights and decorations for the upcoming holidays.  As you pull all those totes out of the attic, keep your pet’s safety in mind.  Good Housekeeping magazine’s December issue noted these holiday hazards:

1.  Tinsel:  The shiny decor is very attractive to a cat, but “a single strand can become tangled in a cat’s intestines, causing serious damage.”

2.  Poinsettias, holly and mistletoe can cause a bellyache or be toxic if ingested by your pet.

3.  Candy Canes “tricky shape and the wrapper can be a choking hazard.”  Also, if they happen to be sugar free and made with the artificial sweetener, Xylitol, they can be poisonous to dogs.

These are just a few things that can put your pet in danger during the holidays.  If your pet is acting strange in any way, give Grafton Animal Hospital a call right away.

The Doctors and Staff of Grafton Animal Hospital wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

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