: Just a Pet Reminder!

Just a Pet Reminder!

Tis the season, so let's make it safe for both pets and pet owners.  Here are some things to remember as we finish decorating for the holiday.

Christmas (sxc)

    +Secure the Christmas tree so it doesn't tip or fall.  Make sure your 4 legged friends can't get to the water, which may contain fertilizers.

   +Kittens, cats and even my little dog, love tinsel!  They think it's a toy, but when swallowed it can lead to obstructions in the digestive tract.

   +Make sure the gifts you give your pet are safe and appropriate!  If your pet enjoys opening gifts, make sure they're supervised to they don't ingest bows or wrapping paper. Even better, get your pet an Emergency First Aid Kit for Christmas.  first aid (sxc)It should include:
        -a fresh bottle of hydrogen peroxide, 3 percent USP (to induce vomiting)

        -a turkey baster, bulb syringe or large medicine syringe (to administer peroxide)
        -saline eye solution
        -artificial tear gel (to lubricate eyes after flushing)
        -mild grease-cutting dish washing liquid (for bathing an animal after skin contamination)
        -forceps (to remove stingers)
        -a muzzle (to protect against fear- or excitement-induced biting)
        -a can of your pet’s favorite wet food
        -a  pet carrier
        -your vet's phone number and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center number--888-426-4435.

holly (sxc)

    +Some plants can be dangerous to pets of all varieties.  Check out the list on the ASPCA's website.  If your pet has eaten something you think might be toxic, don't hesitate to call for emergency assistance.  It sometimes takes hours or even days before adverse reactions are evident.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to You and Yours from Me and Cymru!

And remember, this Holiday Season and always...
When it comes to pets...Make Adoption Your First Option!


Keller Williams
Atlantic Shore
Laura Giannotta

Comment balloon 1 commentLaura Giannotta • December 22 2008 08:21AM


Laura, I used to won a Pet Shop, and I would start handing out a list like this avout the 1st of November.  Good reminder for everyone!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 10 years ago