The holidays can be an extremely stressful time for your dog or cat, not to mention you. Visitors coming in and out of the home, new sights and smells and things of that nature can certainly stress your dog out. And then there are other dangers to worry about as well, like poinsettias, holly, and other plants that go along with the holiday season. It can seem like you are just asking for it when it comes to the Christmas tree. It is tough to have Christmas without a tree, but they pose such a health hazard to your pets! Especially cats, who want to climb up in and chew on everything—they are especially at risk. Combat this risk by using an artificial tree in your home instead of an authentic one. Sure, you sacrifice the real Christmas tree smell but you could be saving the life of your dog or cat. The same goes with poinsettia plants. They can be beautiful, but deadly for your pet at this time of year. Also, be sure to supervise your pet around holly, tinsel, and wrapping paper. These pose choking hazards to your pet, so be sure to keep that in mind as well. The holidays can be a fun and beautiful time for you and your pets, if you know how to handle it and just what dangers this time of year can pose.
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