Valentine’s Day can be a lot of fun for humans, but it can also be anything but fun for your pets if certain precautions aren’t taken during celebrations. In fact, on this love-filled holiday, animal poison control and emergency vets see a huge rise in pet health emergencies both on Valentine’s Day and in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. Veterinarians say this is because people simply don’t realize that a lot of the treats and holiday gifts that are given can be very harmful to pets.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy the bountiful treats of Valentine’s Day. You can still give and enjoy chocolates, home baked goods and other fun gifts. It just means that you need to be a little extra cautious about what you bring into the house around your pets. That means keeping toxic foods and other items away from your dogs and cats on Valentine’s Day. And, if you’re unsure of what other precautions you should take, here are some tips to help you have a safe and pet-friendly Valentine’s Day:Read more »