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Holiday Home Pet-Care Tips

The holiday times add a certain risk exposure to some of our best friends – our pets.  Being mindful of the season’s associated perils and the steps to avoid injury will help prevent mishaps.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Pet Holiday-Safety Check-List


  • Try to maintain your pet’s regular meal and exercise schedule.

  • Do not offer holiday candies and sugary fare to your pet. Do not allow your pet to help itself to unattended platters or leftover party food.

  • Keep your pet far away from any form of alcohol.

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  • Indoor trees should be fastened securely so that they will not tilt and fall over your pet.

  • Keeping your pet away from the holiday tree, wiring and ornamental plants will ensure it does not ingest poisonous leaves, fertilizer, bacteria or hazardous substances. 

  • Instead of setting out the related toxic shrubbery, consider using artificial greens.

  • Your pet can suffer damages to the digestive system if it swallows holiday tinsel. It’s wise to opt for a harmless substitute.

  • Lit holiday candles are an easy – and dangerous – target for your pet. Never leave them unattended and take extra caution by setting them out of animal's reach.

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  • Give your pet time out from all the human activity and noise by reserving a quiet, non-threatening place to rest, relax and drink fresh water.

PRIME Insurance Agency highlights pet safety during the holidays as part of its ongoing insurance and educational series.

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Wagging tales and joyful yelps need special care. Ensure your pet gets it over the holidays with these tips from PRIME Insurance.


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