The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hillis
We want the holidays to be a happy timer for you and your pet. Keeping your furry family members safe during the holidays can be difficult task.
There are the ornaments, plants, the food, presents, lights, and who could forget the Christmas tree?
Join the family in the holiday fun this year, while avoiding any animal emergency trip to a veterinarian.
CHRISTMAS TREE TIPS:
· Place your Christmas tree in a corner away from your pet’s wanting eyes. This will keep your dog or cat attempting to jump onto the tree.
· Tinsel adds a nice sparkling touch to the tree, but make sure to hang it up out of your pet’s reach. Ingesting the tinsel can potentially harm your pet.
· Do not put lights on the tree’s lower branches. Not only can your pet get tangled up in the lights, they are burning hazard. Additionally your dog or cat may get shocked by biting through the wire.
· Broken ornament shards may injure paws, mouth or parts of your pet’s body. In addition to chocking, it could result in intestinal blockage.
· If you’re putting up a live Christmas tree this year, keep the area free of pine needles. While they may not seem dangerous, the needles can puncture your pet’s intestines.
GREAT HOLIDAY TIPS:
· Mistletoe, holly, and poinsettia plants are poisonous to dogs or cats.
· Edible tree decorations whether ornamental, cranberry or popcorn strings are just too enticing for your pets to tug at them, and knocking down your wonderful decoration down.
· Place burning candles on high shelves or mantels, there’s no telling where a wagging tail may end up. Homes with fireplaces should use screens to avoid accidental burns.
· All exposed indoor or outdoor wires should be taped to wall or sides of house to prevent any accidental electrocutions.
· Scissors are a hazard, and should be kept off floors or low table.
· When gift wrapping, be sure to keep your pet away. Wrapping paper, string, plastic, or cloth could cause intestinal blockages.
What is Christmas?
It is a tenderness for the past, courage for the present,
hope for the future.
It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with
blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and
love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year
for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small.
Heap on the wood – the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.
Every year, when you gather around the tree,
you always want to have a dog by your side.
Christmas is so much better with a man or a woman’s
best friend at your side.
I looked up my family tree and found the cats using it.
If it weren’t for WW-II, you’d all be German Shepherds.
Deck the hall with Catnip Mousies… Fa la la la
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
Watching your dog open presents on Christmas morning