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Posted on 11-14-2017

Is Your Pet Ready for the Holidays?

Your pet’s safety during the holidays is very important. With the right mix of prevention and quick thinking, you can ensure the best holiday experience for your pet, and for you.

making sure your pet is ready for the holidays

Holiday Feeding Advice from a Vet in Greensboro

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without massive quantities of those foods we love. But too often, we freely share them with our furry friends … because why shouldn’t they get in on the action? Unfortunately, many of these foods can be unsafe or even poisonous. A few of the most common no-nos include:

  • Candy, especially anything containing chocolate or xylitol
  • Nuts
  • Moldy foods, even very slightly moldy
  • Potato peelings
  • Grapes
  • Yeast dough

Pets routinely enjoy a range of human treats during the holidays, and admittedly, most of these foods do seem totally harmless – with the exception of chocolate, of course. But they aren’t; they can lead to kidney problems and liver damage. Ditto bones of any kind, which can break up and perforate animal intestines.

Make a Holiday Accident Prevention Plan

Unfortunately, your pets really shouldn’t partake of holiday delights. Confine them to their own foods, and buy some biscuits or treats if you want to make sure they don’t feel left out. To be on the safe side, keep food out of reach and watch for common signs of poisoning: dizziness, unsteadiness, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stool, refusing to eat, malaise and other unusual behavior.

Make Happy Tails Emergency Veterinary Clinic Your Holiday Safety Partner

Make us your Greensboro Pet Emergency clinic today. We serve Burlington, Thomasville, Reidsville, and Kernersville. We also serve Martinsville and Danville in Virginia and many of the surrounding areas. We are the Triad’s only veterinary emergency clinic accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, and can also serve as your High Point emergency clinic.

Whether you want a partner in pet food safety or simply a trusted resource for an emergency, we’re here for you. Give us a call at (336) 288-2688 or make an appointment on our website today.

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