Do Holiday Pet Safety Methods Apply to Your Pet’s Gifts?

tangledAs the song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. However, it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year for your pet. You may have already exhausted yourself trying to reduce holiday pet risks, but wait! There’s more! Beyond eliminating hazards like poisoning, electric shock, or injury, holiday pet safety dicates that all pet toys and gifts receive careful scrutiny.

Gifts to Avoid

You’d think that toys designed for pets are safe, but that’s not always the case. Consider a fairly innocuous-looking ball, for instance. It may squeak enticingly, but if it’s too small for your pet’s mouth, you could be looking at a serious choking hazard. Always provide adequately-sized balls for chew toys that match the size of your dog’s jaw, mouth, and teeth. Likewise, balls or toys filled with smaller beans or beads could be dangerous if ingested.