Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

dog and cat in a Christmas setting

Six holiday tips to keep your furry friends safe and healthy…

… and avoid an unwanted trip to the vet.

1) Keep the feast on the table, NOT under it – Eating turkey (or ham), even a small amount, can cause a life-threatening condition, known as pancreatitis, in pets.

2) Be careful with decorative plans – Festive flowers, real or fake, can be toxic to pets if ingested, so make sure to put them somewhere out of reach.

3) Watch out for candles – Special holiday candles can have your home spelling like pumpkin pie in minutes; but, make sure they are in a spot where pets cannot knock them over.

4) Microchips reunite families – if your pet is not yet microchipped, consider getting this simple procedure. This way, if your pet slips away, you can find them.

5) Flying can put some pets at risk – Speak with your vet if you are considering bringing your pet, especially short-nosed dogs, with you on an airplane.

6) Quick action can save lives – If you believe your pet has eaten something it shouldn’t have, call your veterinarian or local emergency clinic immediately. Signs of pet distress include: sudden changes in behavior, vomiting or diarrhea.

In the event of an emergency, CVA keeps its hospital in Valley Stream open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. For more information or to make an appointment, call (516)825-3066 or visit for more information.

4 thoughts on “Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season”

  1. I didn’t know that turkey or ham could cause a life-threatening condition in pets! My dog got a lot of it last season, so I should probably take him in to a vet. That way I can be sure he doesn’t have anything building up.

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