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For immediate release — Dec. 6, 2018News brief
(DALLAS) — No bones about it — holiday foods (like turkey) and decorations (like tinsel) — can hurt pets at home during family festivities. Dr. Jean Eye, veterinarian and onsite faculty coordinator for the Cedar Valley College veterinary technology program, says that keeping the holidays fun for pets and their human families means taking a few precautions that can help avoid an emergency trip to the vet’s office.
“Cats are fascinated by Christmas trees and decorations. Dogs are more interested in the foods you cook during the holidays,” says Eye, who has worked primarily in small animal practices. “By taking some simple steps, you can keep your pets safe and happy during the holidays.”
Dr. Eye, who has additional experience in veterinary emergency medicine and mixed animal practices, suggests following these safety tips for pets:
Finally, Dr. Eye adds, “Be sure to contact a veterinarian promptly if your pet has any health problems. Even if your regular veterinary hospital is closed for the holidays, emergency facilities are open that can provide veterinary care for your pet if the need arises.”
Happy holidays with your pets!
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