Wow! What a fast summer! Fall is now in full swing with Winter just around the corner. Thanksgiving and Christmas have always been my favorite two holidays and they are fast approaching.
Remember that as much as we love our pets they should not be getting any of the table foods that we like to perpare for our holidays. It can be literally killing them with kindness. This is especially true for candies and cookies. Remember that certain chocolates and sweetners can be deadly even in small amounts. Even what sounds like a little treat of turkey, ham, or veggies can cause quite and upset tummy.
And let us not forget about the physical dangers. Christmas trees need to be anchored so they do not tip over, and ornaments need to be high enough that the dogs cannot reach them from the floor. (I took out 3 Christmas ball ornaments one time from a 40 pound dog, and they were unbroken!)
Drop cords and light strings can prove to be tempting chew toys for puppies and some kittens. Some of the Christmas plants we like can be toxic if chewed or eaten.
Finally, holiday season usually brings guests and families to visit. Pets may become stressed with all the noise and comotion. be sensitive to their feelings. And with the increased people traffic in and out the doors, watch that your little one doesn't escape and wind up spending the holidays lost and alone.
Enjoy the holidays and let your pets enjoy them safely and happily.