5.) The holidays call for all types of dangerous items for our pets such as the tinsel on your trees, hooks from ornaments, and the ribbon on your gifts. Cats especially love playing with the tinsel and swatting at the hanging ornaments from your trees. Of course, our pets think everything is a toy, so keep an eye on your pet to see if they show any interest in playing with these items as hooks and tinsel can cause serious intestinal injury in pets.
6.) The last tip to keep in mind when preparing for the holidays is to make sure you keep all candles and cords out of reach for your pets. If you have cats, you know they love to knock things over and if you have dogs, you know how powerful their tails can be. Be careful not to leave any candles in reach of your cat or dogs as they could knock them over and cause house fires. If you have cats or a new puppy, it is a good practice to hide or cover all visible power cords as cats and puppies especially love chewing on these. Chewing on cords can result in electrocution causing burns around the mouth, rapid heart rate, seizures, physical collapse, or even death.