Pet Safety Tips for Valentine’s Day

Come Valentine’s Day poison control experts gear up for cases of food poisoning and worse in pets everywhere.

Did you know that lilies are fatal for cats? And chocolates can cause liver disease in dogs?

Pet safety has become a big concern on 14th of February every year. To keep your cherished animals safe, we address pet safety on Valentine’s Day. You can begin by checking with a veterinarian for a complete list of foods and other seasonal items that you should keep out of reach of your furry pets.

All animals love to explore anything that smells new and/or looks shiny. They explore with their mouths and turn all items into playthings. From alcohol to chocolates, to wrapping materials to balloons and cellophane – all these items are hazardous for animals.

If you are planning to have a candlelight dinner with your special someone, make sure you keep your dogs, cats and other animals away from flames.

When you get a bouquet or if you send one, make sure there are no lilies for cat owners and always remove all dangerous flora before opening it. A dog that is lethargic, vomiting and suffering from diarrhea may have consumed a fatal plant or flower.

Chocolates can affect pets in a number of ways. From life-threatening gastrointestinal, neurological and cardiac health problems to seizures and inflammation of the pancreas, chocolates can simply put be fatal for animals.

Difficulty in breathing, tremors, lack of coordination, vomiting and more maybe caused in dogs and cats if they consume alcohol. If too much is ingested, they can even go under a coma.

If you look at the history of st valentine day spending you will come to know that people spend $703 million on their pets for this day. So, make your pet indulge in a pet spa day and get them goodie bags, full of their delicious treats. But make sure they stay far away from harmful things.