With the holiday season now upon us, many homes are now filled to the brim with holiday decorations. Whether this includes outside lights, a Christmas tree, or even just a string of tinsel, even the simplest holiday decoration can pose some sort of danger to your pooch. Here are a few things to keep an eye out before you deck your halls:

1) Lights! When wrapping you tree with a string of lights, make sure you avoid wrapping them along the lower rungs of the tree. Your pooch could possibly grab onto the low-hanging lights, become entangled in the fixture, or possibly burn or shock themselves, according to PetMD.

2) Plants – While mistletoe symbolizes a sure-fire way to get a kiss, it’s not exactly the wisest plant to have nearby your dog. Neither are holly and poinsettias. According to AKC, these holiday hits are actually poisonous for our furry friends.

3) Tinsel – If digested, this sparkly holiday staple could send your dog to the hospital. Tinsel could block your dog’s intestinal track, as can other holiday wrapping paper and ornaments.

These may be a few extra things to remember as the holidays hits us, yet following these tips could save you from a trip to the pet hospital! The holidays don’t always have to be stressful – our real grass DoggieLawns take the anxiety out of bathroom breaks! Our dog sod potty patches will keep him indoors for an easy potty solution. Simply place your dog sod litter box inside your apartment for an outdoor-free experience. Your outdoor dog litter box can easily be used indoors, and picking up your dog’s potty is a breeze since it’s all contained on the dog litter box. We also carry poop baggies that come in a variety of colors and fun patterns to match your stylish pooch!

Sources: http://www.petmd.com/dog/seasonal/evr_multi_christmas_safety
https://www.akc.org/public_education/holiday_safety.cfm
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