The holidays are a fun time, but they can be a dangerous time for your pet. ASPCA Pet Health Insurance saw a spike in things like chocolate/candy ingestion (up almost 200%), toxic ingestions (up more than 82%) and swallowed objects (up almost 50%) last December! That’s why prevention is once again the best cure. Our Dr. Christina Zeoli weighs in on these holiday hazards and more.

Having a Happy and Safe Pawliday Season
By Dr. Christina Zeoli, Associate Veterinarian

The holiday season is here and that means it’s time to celebrate with family, friends, and of course – our lovable pets! We all love to spoil our pets, just a bit, this time of year. And while preparing for the festivities around the house, there are a few things that you should keep an extra eye out for that can harm your furry family members.

Food: chocolate, onions, coffee, and yeast dough are all are all toxic to pets.
Plants: Lilies can be deadly to cats, poinsettias and holly can cause nausea and vomiting
Decorations: Ribbons and tinsel can cause an intestinal obstruction requiring surgery, glass ornaments can also cause damage if ingested.
If you think your pet may have gotten into any of these things, you should give us a call immediately at (301)258-0333.

All of us at Pet Dominion wish you a Wagnificient Holiday!

For more hazards to watch out for this holiday season and the rest of the year, visit the ASPCA’s 101 Things You Didn’t Know Could Harm Your Pet.