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Top Holiday Pet Hazards To Avoid

By Dr. Justine Lee There are many hidden dangers to pets at this time of the year, reports the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in Urbana, IL. RELATED: General Pet Health Myths, Busted! If you’re not careful, decorations, candy, flowers, and plants can cause serious harm to animals. Here are common ones to watch…

Here's a friendly reminder from Redditor Guatemeha and his/her dogs. "Be careful what table scraps you give to your dog this Thanksgiving," says the pertinent sign in the photo. "Many are toxic to dogs. Do your research, and no turkey bones!" That's important not just for you to remember, but your guests too. While much or most of the food on your holiday table might be OK for pets to eat, your guests might not know which are safe and which are toxic. Make sure that you (politely) instruct your family and/or friends not to slip treats to your furry ones under the table on Thursday. As always, it's better to be safe than sorry!...

The author's dog wearing a simple and safe Halloween costume. Patti Lawson Halloween is around the corner, and people everywhere are looking forward to being scared (almost) to death and dressing up in silly and frightening costumes. The same is not true for dogs, however. The mischief and pranks for which the holiday is infamous present a myriad of potential safety challenges that can take dogs and their owners completely by surprise. If you want to include your dog in your Halloween celebration, make it an event that is safe and enjoyable for both of you. Here are some tips: 1. People love Halloween candy and so do dogs, but while candy is a great treat for us, dog owners need to make...