Keep pets safe for the holidays

Our Pawsitively Healthy workshops will resume in January. Until then we hope you’ll find the tips below helpful in keeping your dog or cat safe this holiday season.

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Dr. Andrea Putt, DVM, of Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital says be sure to keep the following out of pets’ reach.  If you suspect that your pet has CONSUMED any of these, immediately contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency hospital.

  • Christmas tree tinsel (can cause life-threatening obstructions)
  • Holiday ribbon (can cause life-threatening obstructions)
  • Glass Christmas tree ornaments
  • Christmas tree ornament hooks
  • Sugar free gums / candy that contain xylitol, a sugar substitute (can be fatal to pets)
  • Turkey carcasses or beef roast (can cause vomiting, diarrhea or pancreatitis)
  • Poinsettia plants (can cause vomiting, diarrhea and drooling)
  • Sidewalk salt (can cause oral toxicity and also irritate feet)


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