Sugar-free treats containing xylitol an artificial sweetener
Bones: can become lodged if swallowed in the esophagus or causing gastrointestinal bleeding if sharp points are present
Fatty meats: can induce pancreatitis if ingested
How to keep my pet safe?
Try to keep decorations out of reach as new objects are very interesting to a dog or cat to investigate.
Keeping the Christmas tree in a room where you can close the door or block off entry when you are not there to monitor
Secure the Christmas tree to avoid it falling over causing physical injury
Opt for fake flowers if fresh bouquets cannot be kept out of reach
Keep pets out of the kitchen or dining areas during meals
Keep electric cables wrapped and avoid leaving these plugged in when not home to avoid your pet chewing a live wire
What should I do if my pet ingests any of these?
Call your local vet immediately for advice. In general with toxic ingestions sooner is always better in preventing serious effects.
You may be tempted to induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide but consult your veterinarian first as certain toxins can be made worse by vomiting. Finding out if this is a safe first step is very important!!