Here is Part 2 of the Holiday Hazards that you should keep an eye out for.
Tinsel looks pretty and decorates your house to the peak. However, it is thin enough to swallow but strong enough to kill. The tinsel can wrap around the intestine or ball up in their stomach, blocking the organs. In some of the harshest cases, the tinsel would have to be surgically removed. For the sake of being thoughtful, think of your pooch when you’re wrapping the shiny paper around your tree.
Poinsettias leaves contain a sap that reacts negatively to the tissue in the dog’s mouth and esophagus. The chemicals within the sap and the living bacteria in the mouth react and have been known to cause excess drooling. This can have other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Kittens, kids, and puppies are at the highest risk with them being so adventurous. Be sure to keep an eye on your smallest family members, as the consequences are huge. In common cases, causing death due to the constant reaction of chemicals. A similar case is with Penecide. The liquid you spray on your plants an also have the same reaction within your puppies/kittens mouths. They are known to be washed out of the system by veterinary care if seen soon enough. With any concerns please do seek, veterinary advice.
Although not poisonous, many ornaments have sharp edging. This causing perforations and lacerations to pets that try to chew on them. Decorations should be safeguarded for the sake of your pet’s safety during the holidays. For example, not having many decorations close to the floor, as they are out of the eye-sight of puppies/kittens etc.
Winter holidays bring plenty of lights, lights, and even more lights. Curious puppies and kitten are especially intrigued by the exposed wiring therefore, these are at higher risk of burns or fluid accumulation associated with electrical wires. Think about protective covering the wires or cellotape them down. Be aware of hiding them from adventurous paws.