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For eight nights each winter, lighting the Hanukkah menorah brings the whole family together – and that includes the cat. But remember that tradition dictates the candles remain lit for at least half an hour after lighting them. So if you and your family step away to open gifts, that might leave your feline alone with the burning candles, and that's an easy ticket to the veterinarian's office. Credit: Thinkstock The U.S. Fire Administration says that more fires caused by candles occur in December than any other month. Since we know that no cat wants to spend the holidays with a burned paw, singed tail or worse, we talked with Battalion Chief Jennifer Utz of the Baltimore County Fire...

Five Hanukkah Pet Safety Tips

By Dr. Patrick Mahaney Hanukkah brings so much excitement with rich (delicious) food, toys, gifts, and the beautiful Menorah, it can be easy to forget that these traditions aren't good for our pets. Plan ahead and use common sense to keep Fido and Fluffy safe over Hanukkah and other holiday festivities.…

Hanukkah Hounds

There may be eight crazy nights of it, but Hanukkah still only comes but once a year. So what better time than now to share the family traditions with your furry friends? See what these dreidel-loving dogs are saying to get into the holiday spirit.  OY GEVALT  "This kippah is making me…

Today is the last day of Hanukkah. Did you enjoy your eight crazy nights? Perhaps more importantly (to us, since this is Paw Nation), did you introduce your pets to the Festival of Lights? Did you tell your dog about the Maccabees? Did you give your cat a dreidel? Cats love dreidels after all. We think It's kind of hard to tell from this video if the cat hates spinning tops or loves them. You tell us....

cseeman, Flickr Holiday homes become pet playgrounds at this time of year. Cats delight in un-decking the halls and climbing the tree. Dogs eat decorations and baptize the tree. The result is a holiday that's anything but merry. Refer to these tips to keep your pets safe and your holiday happy. Plants and Pets. Dogs and especially puppies chew nearly anything. Cats rarely eat plants, but they do claw them and then lick/groom away the residue. Beware of holiday floral arrangements that contain pet dangers. Lilies can cause kidney failure. Holly and live mistletoe cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy if ingested by your pet. Poinsettias are not deadly but can cause nausea and/or...