12/6/11

Holiday Pet Safety Tips from Iams Home 4 The Holidays!


As the holidays approach its easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, please don't forget to take precautions when pets are around the festivities. Here are some holiday Pet Safety Tips From Iams Home 4 The Holidays:
  • Avoid the temptation to tie ribbons and bows around your pet's neck. Although adorable, these festive additions can become a choking hazard if not properly monitored. We buy festive coloured collars for our dogs to celebrate the season, you can find them at most pet supply stores.
  • Keep festive plants like Poinsettia, Holly and Ivy out of pets reach. They may be attracted to the scent and these pretty plants become a poisonous hazard for your four legged friends. With both pets and kids we don't have any real plants in our home.
  • Watch your Christmas tree water! Water in the base of your Christmas tree can contain bacteria and fertilizer, very dangerous if your pet decides to drink it. We don't have a real tree so that problem is solved.
  • Foods like chocolate are yummy for us but toxic for dogs, make sure to tell guests big and little not to feed the dogs the treats that come from their stockings!
  • Decorations like tinsel, garland etc can be chewed and swallowed by pets causing severve intesinal blockage. That's scary, our adult dogs never go after the Christmas decorations but new puppies and kittens are known for this.
  • Lights contain chemical which can be fatal to pets if they chew through the cord, also risk of electricution. Keep dangling cords out of sight!
  • Keep extension cords tied up out of the way of pets to avoid risk of electricution.
  • Decorations can be knocked off the tree, ruined and maybe cause injury if they break upon falling. Keep heavy or breakable decorations away from the bottom of the tree or use lighter plastic, wooden or metal christmas decorations instead of glass or porceline.
These are simple tips for the holidays brought to you by Iams Home 4 the Holidays! For more tips and info about Iams Home 4 the Holidays program visit http://www.facebook.com/Iams

Alyssa

*This post was written in participation of Iams Home 4 The Holidays campaign. No monetary compensation was gained. Information provided by Iams. All other opinions and comments are those of A Motherhood Experience*

1 comment:

  1. Hi Alyssa!

    Thanks so much for posting these holiday pet safety tips! These are great for all pet parents, especially ones who have just adopted a new furry friend!

    Happy Holidays!

    Warmest regards,

    Nicole (on behalf of Iams)

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