It may seem like a fun idea to bring your pet to a friend’s backyard BBQ or to the local park toenjoy the festivities of the holiday, butloud fireworks, bright lights,and being in an unfamiliar place can be afrighteningcombinationto any pet.More pets go missing on the Fourthof July in the U.S., than any other day of the year.Here are some tips to keep your pet safe this Fourth of July:
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Article written by: Ahna Brutiag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT & Renee Schmid, DVM
During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to let your guard down when it comes to preventing toxic exposures to your pet. While the holidays bring more challenges to the already difficult winter months, we cannot forget about outdoor toxin concerns frequently seen this time of year. Below is a list of holiday-related decorations, plants and food items that the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline recommend keeping away from pets.