Christmas is just around the corner and with it comes holiday hazards for your pets. Be aware of the following and keep your pet safe:
Especially macadamia nuts and walnuts, can cause lethargy, increased body temperature, vomiting, tremors,
joint stiffness and the inability to walk.
Tinsel, ribbons and ornaments should be kept off low-lying Christmas tree branches and tables.
Lights and candles
Apart from burning your pet, these can be a fire hazard if he can reach them and knock them over!
Alcoholic drinks may cause vomiting, disorientation, diarrhoea, lethargy, lack of coordination, difficulty breathing, tremors, coma and seizures.
Fatty trimmings and bones
Fatty foods can promote pancreatitis. Swallowed bones can cause stomach perforation and painful constipation.
Holly, mistletoe and poinsettias may cause irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea and heart arrhythmia in both dogs and cats.
If chewed, live electrical cords can cause burns in or around your pet’s mouth, difficulty breathing, seizures and cardiac arrest.