Don’t let your pet get the “Jingle Blues”
PurinaCare® Pet Health Insurance reveals how the holidays can impact dogs and cats
December 14, 2009 01:06 PM Eastern Time
SAN ANTONIO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--PurinaCare® Pet Health Insurance is alerting pet owners that the holidays cre
in the environment and schedule of pets, which can drastically impact their behavior, activity and safety.
PurinaCare® Pet Health Insurance (www.purinacare.com), which is committed to helping pet owners provide a Lifetime of Care® f
identified some of the common threats to pets during this festive time of year. The new smells, objects, sounds and frequent visitors
all contribute to making your pets’ surroundings unfamiliar.
“A routine and familiar environment is important to most dogs and cats,” says William Craig, DVM, Chief Medical and Underwritin
PurinaCare® Pet Health Insurance.“During the holidays pets may suffer from the constant changes taking place in their territory.The
to explore, like holiday decorations, new plants and tempting foods to investigate.Being mindful of how your pet may react can mak
pleasant for everyone.”
Common Holiday Dangers:
l TASTES:Chocolate, alcohol, raisins, Christmas tree preservative
l SCENTS:Candles, liquid potpourris
l CHEWABLES:Holiday lights, electrical cords, batteries
l SIGHTS:Holiday decorations, ornaments, ribbon, foil wrapping paper
l SURROUNDINGS:Christmas tree, American holly, Mistletoe
Even a small amount of chocolate or alcohol can make dogs and cats severely ill.Each of the dangers listed have the potential to cau
symptoms in pets, from digestive problems to death.
Those dangers represent only the physical considerations for pets but there are also emotional considerations of which to be aware.
fluctuation in routine and/or attempts to dress the pet in holiday costumes can make some pets anxious, aggressive or depressed.Th
stress are changes in behavior as well as physical cues.
Signs of Stress:
l Hyper-salivation or drooling
l Soiling the pet owner’s b