8 Holiday safety tips for dog owners

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas fast approaching, the next few days will be filled with wrapping paper and bows, breakable ornaments, lots of holiday food.

8 Holiday safety tips for dog owners

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But through all the hustle and bustle, it can be easy to forget about your pooch and all the hazards associated with the Christmas season.

Experts behind DOGTV, the first and only channel created just for dogs, have compiled a list of holiday safety tips for canine owners.
  1. Don’t turn your pooch into a holiday decoration – avoid putting lights on the lower branches of the tree
  2. Pups get chilly too – keep them warm and cozy on winter walks
  3. Holiday plants can be dangerous – keep dogs away from the poisonous ones like poinsettia, holly and mistletoe
  4. Avoid an expensive surgery – keep tinsel, ribbon and garland out of their reach
  5. Don’t throw them a bone – turkey, ham and lamb bones can get stuck in their throat and intestines
  6. If your dog gets into the prescription pills it will give you more anxiety that your in-laws – keep them out of paws reach
  7. Use a pet friendly tree preservative – just like toilet water, dogs may drink from under the tree
  8. Dogs are curious creatures – don’t put edible gifts in stockings. They may not be there in the morning
Hope these tips help keep your dog safe and out of trouble over the holidays.

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