Holiday Survival Guide for Pets and Their People

December 22, 2015 1:56 pm

Fruitcake, snow globes, bread dough – who knew these holiday staples could harm pets?

From meds to goodies to plants – plus the big 5 holiday dangers – this simple list of holiday No No No may help save pets’ lives!

Lock These Meds Away

Pseudoephedrine

Dextromethorphan

NSAIDs

Ibuprofen

Antibiotics

Cough drops

Eye drops

Goodies That Are Baddies

Wrapped gifts containing food

Snow globes

Holiday food such as chocolate, uncooked poultry, bread dough, fruitcake & alcohol
Salt in ice melt, homemade play dough and salt-dough ornaments

Pretty But Unpalatable

Poinsettia

Christmas cactus

Holly

The Big 5 Holiday Dangers

In order of call volume reported by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center:

Chocolate

Tree preservatives

Poinsettias

Medications

Alcohol

 

Source: ASPCA


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