Tag: Christmas

This holiday season many of us may not be able to be in the presence of our loves ones and are instead choosing to ship and send our presents instead. With more packages than ever before being mailed, with potentially unknown contents, this can pose a new risk to our pets! Cats like to chew…

Tonya Tenters, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist When we think of the holidays, there are some immediate concerns for our pets. Chocolate is always in abundance, ribbons for the kitties, and even some ornaments for the trees can pose a toxicity concern. However, what we never think about are the people coming to visit us. In…

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline The Holiday season is upon us and with that, I have started my annual decking the halls for our holiday festivities. Having a rather rambunctious puppy this year, and knowing that she will put anything and everything in her mouth for a quick…

By Catherine Angle, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Afraid your holiday cheer will wreak havoc on your feline friends? You’re right, it might! Christmas trees present a dangerous temptation to cats. There are a couple of precautions that you should take to keep your favorite feline from spending your Christmas bonus on veterinary…