This time of year can hold hazards for pets who may find themselves in trouble with ‘dietary indiscretion” – some of which can prove to be very serious or even deadly.

So here are some things to watch out for.  You may want to avoid having them in your home.

Holiday Decor

  • poinsettia (wreath and potted)
  • holly (wreath)
  • mistletoe (wreath)
  • Japanese Yew (wreath)
  • Amaryllis
  • liquid potpourri
  • Homemade ornaments (frequently contain large quantities of salt and flour)

Holiday chocolate, plus…

  • macadamia nuts
  • grapes, raisins, currants
  • xylitol (artificial sweetener, often found in chewing gum and candy)
  • marijuana

Human meds, including but not limited to:

  • cholesterol medication
  • blood pressure medicine
  • anti-depressants

Think your pet has gotten into a toxic substance?

Don’t wait! Contact our number immediately, 303 467-0356, then contact Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661.