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Celebrate the holidays with pet safety in mind
Celebrate the holidays with pet safety in mind

Q: How can we make the holiday season safer and happier for our pets? A: Most of us love the holiday season (even Scrooge came around in the end). And while parties, decorations, gifts and lots of food add to our holiday joy, they can pose dangers to our pets. While we’re celebrating, here are some ideas to help keep pets safe. Christmas trees Curious dogs and climbing cats can easily knock over trees. So anchor your tree to the wall with strong cord or rope. If you have a live tree, remember that ingested pine needles can puncture your pet’s intestines, so clean up dropped needles from trees and wreaths often. Tree water may contain fertilizers and bacteria that can...

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