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Take Special Care of Your Pets During the Holiday Season

Que Hay
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December 11, 2012

Although Christmas and the holiday season is a time of joy for humans, it may be the opposite for pets.

In fact, it is common that during the holiday season that there are increased veterinary medical emergencies by indigestion problems and accidents, among others. For this reason, the care of your pets during the holidays may be more important than you think.

At this time, they tend to get sick by eating leftovers from dinner parties and can become stressed by excessive noise.

Following are some of the most frequent problems that occur in the pets during the month of December:

Indigestion Problems

During the holidays, many people give their pets leftovers of food, however, this may cause them serious problems of indigestion (diarrhea, vomiting and severe abdominal pains).

In most cases, the pets welcome the leftovers with enthusiasm offered to them by their owners. However, you should not give them foods like turkey, pork and other holiday dishes since their stomachs are not accustomed to this kind of meal, not to mention the extra spices.

It is also recommended that special care should be taken with chicken, turkey and pork because of the small bones which can cause sharp splinters, creating intestinal injury and more serious complications.

If your pet suffers from serious indigestion, it is best to take it to the vet so it can be treated and rehydrated as soon as possible.

Travel & Transfers

Trips and transfers to the homes of friends or relatives during the holidays can cause stress to pets and even trama.

It is best not to take them, but leave them in a pet hotel, especially if you are taking a long drive or travelling by air.

If you are planning a short day trip, you could leave your pet at home with plenty of water and food.

Whatever your holiday plans consist of, please take an extra moment to consider the comfort, safety and happiness of your pet pals.


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