Keep your pets away from these holiday hazards

FAIRAX COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — With Christmas just around the corner, Fairfax County Government Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery is reminding pet parents how to keep their fur babies safe this holiday season.

Holidays can be fun for everyone, even those with four paws. Here are some tips to keep pets safe from potential holiday hazards.

Decorations that can be harmful if eaten.:

  • Tinsel
  • Jewelry
  • Candles
  • Plants such as poinsettia, mistletoe, and holly berry
  • Christmas tree water

Food and beverages:

  • Chocolate
  • Xylitol (sugar substitute)
  • Fatty foods such as ham, turkey skin, or gravy
  • Bones
  • Wines
  • Grapes or raisins
  • Onion and garlic

Paw parents looking for more holiday safety tips and information can click here. Here.

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