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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…

Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Associate Director of Veterinary Services, Pet Poison Helpline Myth #1 – Poinsettias are highly toxic to dogs and cats. Although they have a bad reputation, the relative toxicity of poinsettia plants (Euphorbia pulcherrima) has been quite exaggerated. Toxic principle: The most problematic component of the plant are the irritants…

We love the holidays for celebrating some of life’s happiest moments and making memories with loved ones. Dogs and cats love the holidays too, especially when their owners and guests share extra time and pet treats with them. But all the interesting foods and decorations in our homes during the holidays can be irresistible to…