Each season poses different potential hazards to your pet. Here are some seasonal pet health tips compiled by DoveLewis Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, and staff veterinarian, Dr. Katherine Earl, DVM, to help keep your pet safe and healthy all throughout the year.
Holiday Pet Hazards
The holidays present some unique hazards to pets. Exposure to these hazards can be avoidable with some careful planning and forethought. Decorating around the holidays consists of hanging lights and ornaments. Dogs and some cats are notorious for chewing on anything new and sometimes shiny things attract their attention. Electrical cords associated with holiday lights can cause electrical shock and burns if your pet chews through these. If your pet likes to chew on wiring, take precautions to keep your pets away from your holiday lights, or use electrical cord covers or organizers to keep the wires under wraps. Holiday tinsel can brighten up the Christmas tree, and ribbons are almost a universal part of gift wrapping. Cats and some dogs like to chew and swallow these long lengths of tinsel or ribbon. The tinsel and