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Have a safe and happy holiday

The holiday season is an exciting time for people and their pets, but along with all the fun and celebrations, there are a number of safety concerns pet owners should keep an eye out for. Here are some tips to have a safe and happy holiday this year:

Decorating
Make sure to keep any fragile decorations, as well as lights and electrical cords, out of your pet’s reach. This is of particular concern with cats, who are notoriously attracted to shiny items like tinsel and garlands, which can cause health problems if ingested as well as being dangerous if climbed on. If you don’t want to cut your holiday part short due to an emergency visit to the vet, make sure pet-proofing is a key part of your festive decoration plans.

Celebrating
For a lot of us, the holidays are a time when all kinds of delicious food and drinks are shared with family and friends… but when it comes to your furry friends, some holiday delights can be dangerous. Turkey bones, for example, can lodge in a pet’s throat, and classic holiday snacks like chocolate, grapes and raisins can be toxic to cats and dogs. Alcohol is a danger as well, as are some holiday plants, like poinsettias, holly or mistletoe.

Gift-giving
Consider giving the gift of peace of mind this holiday season. Petsecure pet health insurance means you won’t have to worry about the cost of veterinary treatment in case of an accident or unexpected illness at any time of year.

 

Find out more at petsecure.com or call toll-free at 1-800-268-1169.

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