For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Climbed the Tree Again:
Safety Tips from the Wisconsin Humane Society
- Keep holiday
treats out of reach. Chocolate, chicken bones
and skin, greasy foods, grapes, onions, candies
and bread dough can all cause serious health problems
for your companion animal.
- Your cat may
see your holiday tree as new territory to explore…
and conquer. Avoid glass ornaments, tinsel and
low-hanging decorations. Also, keep Fido out of
the tree stand's water, which can cause gastrointestinal
- Don't allow
electrical cords to dangle or run loosely across
the floor. Keep all of them safely taped down
and unplug them when you are away from home.
- Tinsel, string,
ribbon and yarn will all be seen as delightful
toys, especially to your cat. Keep these things
out of reach. They can cause serious internal
damage if swallowed.
- Don't place
holiday candles within reach of Fido. The pretty
flame can be an enticement and candles can easily
be knocked over. To keep your household safe,
never leave a candle burning while you are away
- Be aware that
some popular holiday plants can be toxic if ingested.
These include, but are not limited to, holly,
mistletoe, azalea, hibiscus, amaryllis and Christmas
rose. The jury is still out on poinsettias, but
it is advised to keep them out of reach just in
- With all the
holiday traffic, provide a quiet oasis where your
animals can retreat to if they become overwhelmed
with all the commotion. Likewise, if you host
a party, be sure Sparky doesn't try to make a
clever escape with one of your guests.
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Tegen with the Wisconsin Humane Society will be
available for media interviews on Friday, December
21. To schedule an interview, contact Angela Speed
at (414) 431-6104.