We hope you’re enjoying the holidays in a new Taylor Morrison home this year. While you’re celebrating and decking the halls, take a little time to make your environment safe for your furry buddies with these pet safety tips.
- Twine used to truss turkeys and roasts can be life-threatening if swallowed by a pet. So can plastic wrap and foil that smells of food. Dispose of these items in a securely covered trash can.
- Poinsettias can cause upset tummies and mistletoe is down-right deadly. Keep holiday plants out of reach.
- Put your Christmas tree on a table or inside a playpen.
- Pass on the tinsels. It’s just too tempting (and dangerous) for curious kitties.
- Even small amounts of chocolate, grapes, onions, raisins, sugar-free gum, candies and alcohol can be toxic to pets.
- Post the ASPCA’s 24/7 Animal Poison Control number near your phone: (888) 426-4435.
- Keep baby wipes handy to remove harmful road salts from your pets’ paws.
- Crate pets or put them in a safe, secure place before guests come over to prevent stress, accidents and escapes.
- Protect pets from burns (and your house from fires). Don’t leave lit candles unattended. Use a fireplace screen. Put electrical cords where they can’t be chewed.
An ounce of pet accident prevention beats an expensive trip to the vet.