Holiday Pet Safety | AHC

Holiday Pet Safety




This holiday season, your home is sure to be filled with fun and holiday cheer. It’s important to consider your pets’ safety when decorating and preparing holiday meals. Here is a list of holiday cautions for dogs and cats to keep in mind.


Many pets find holiday decorations very appealing. However, this can lead to various types of injuries.

Lights, candles & electrical cords

The glow of lights and candles add a warm touch to dark, wintry nights. Our furry friends, however, may see things differently.


Some holiday gifts may contain parts that can be hazardous if swallowed. Be aware of small toys, batteries, and buttons.

Holiday plants

Holiday plants may be confused for food by our pets. Side effects include irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea more life-threatening conditions. Be especially cautious of the following if you choose to display them in your home:


There are two groups of food to avoid feeding your pet. One is high-fat foods which can lead to pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and can affect both dogs and cats. The other group is toxic foods which require an immediate visit to the veterinarian.

High Fat Foods

Toxic Foods


For After-Hours Emergencies, or when our office is closed, please visit:

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls
197 Hance Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
(732) 747–3636

click here to access our printable holiday pet safety guide