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The Holidays and Keeping Your Pets Safe

December 5th, 2012 by donnanandersen

Wolf

Wolf, Our Dog, In An Earlier Time – She is 19!

The holidays are a time of joy for families and included in your preparations you should eliminate the risk to beloved members of your family, your pets.  In our case, that would be our dogs, Wolf, Pola & Sparky and our cat, Rosie.   Holiday decorations can be a nightmare for your pets especially garland and wrapping ribbon.   Both can get stuck in a pet’s intestines necessitating surgical removal.  If cats gnaw on ribbon it can literally stitch the feline’s intestines together.  How about what your pet eats?  Turkey and ham are usually part of the holiday meal but the bones can be lodged in the intestines.  And rich foods, gravies can cause severe illness.  Many pets can get violently ill from drinking water from the Christmas tree stand – keep your beloved friends from the sap-filled water and heavy, rich treats.  Lastly, poinsettias are toxic to most household pets if they are chewed or swallowed in large enough quantities.  Instead of doing the math on that equation, chose other types of floral arrangements that are safe.  The best holiday gift you can give your pets is a safe and hazard-free environment so they can enjoy all the festivities with you.

If you are traveling with a pet, consider a stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut.  We have two pet-friendly rooms, Room 14 & 15.  We also have 23 acres – plenty of space to walk your dog for exercise.