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Tips to Keep Pets Safe During the Holiday Season

The holidays can have a big impact on everyone in the household, including your pets. Many traditions such as foods, decorations and plants that may seem harmless can be dangerous and even life-threatening to your pets.

The following are tips to keep your dogs and cats safe during the holiday season:

  • An active home full of holiday guests can increase the chance of your pets becoming loose, so it’s important that your pet is has an identification tag with current contact information.
  • Be aware that increased visitors and lights can cause stress.
  • As your home fills with guests and parties, maintain a normal schedule of walks, treats, and alone time, as well as providing a warm, safe, quiet place that can act as a retreat.
  • Curb the tendency to give your dog or cats human food. Any change in your pets diet may give them indigestion, diarrhea or worse. Foods that people should avoid giving their pets include chocolate, grapes, onions, poultry bones, eggnog and fruitcake. Call your veterinarian with any questions about what food may be toxic to your pet.
  • Holiday plants such as lilies, holly, mistletoe and poinsettias are known to be toxic to pets and should be kept out of reach.
  • The water your live Christmas tree sits in is a breeding ground for bacteria and can be extremely harmful. Keep the water covered at all times with a thick skirt.
  • Tape electrical cords safely to the wall and make sure that all electrical connections, batteries, and outlets are concealed.
  • Tinsel, ribbon, metal hooks, and glass can obstruct or perforate the intestine if ingested. Use alternatives such as paper or plastic ornaments with plastic hooks and hang dangerous decorations out of reach from your pet.
  • Quickly dispose of wrapping paper, packages, and bows after opening presents and put children’s toys out of reach of pets after playtime to avoid accidental ingestion by pets.

Some symptoms that your pet has become ill and should be taken to a veterinarian quickly include prolonged vomiting (more than three times in a row), dry heaves, a distended abdomen, sudden weakness or inability to stand, respiratory distress, change in gum color and/or seizures.



In addition to the LA City, Beverly Hills City and West Hollywood City Channels, you can now watch our

To see The Pet Care Foundation's TV show, ADOPT A PET TODAY, click here to go to YouTube.

It's a 30 minute show so there are 2 editions. You can also see our PSA’s there too.

Adopt me now! This pet is ready to be adopted from Los Angeles Animal Services.
Just click on the photo for more information.
Los Angeles has 12 City and County Shelters full of wonderful pets. You can view these pets and find a location near you by visiting: for the City and for the County.

For very adoptable dogs and cats visit the Lange Foundation at

Free spay/neuter for homeless, feral and stray cats in Los Angeles, and low-cost services for tame cats

For assistance in keeping your pet call 213-403-0129 for free spay/neuter, vaccinations,
licensing fees, fence/gate repair, dog training, some vet care, and tenant/property
owner negotiations. Your call will be returned within 48 hours.