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Helpful Tips To Keep Your Pets Happy And Safe This Winter

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    How can I stop my dog from attacking my Christmas tree?

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    According to the homesalive.ca blog, "Use gates, exercise pens, or even larger presents to wall off your tree. Using an exercise pen, a baby gate, or anything else fence like, barricade your Christmas tree. This barrier will keep your pets from climbing up, bumping into, and getting underneath your tree."

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    How cold is too cold for cats?

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    Michael Arpino, a veterinarian who spoke to DailyPaws.com, stated, "As a general rule of thumb, anything below 45 degrees Fahrenheit is too cold. If the temperature dips below freezing, they are at high risk of hypothermia if they are outside for extended periods of time,"

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    What Thanksgiving foods can a dog eat safely?

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    According to the American Kennel Club, "Turkey meat, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin are all safe, healthy foods to share with your dog. Bones, sweets, alcohol, and fatty foods are all things that should be avoided by dogs."

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    How cold is too cold for your dog?

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    According to Jennifer Coates, a veterinarian who writes for Petmd.com, "In general, cold temperatures should not become a problem for most dogs until they fall below 45° F," However, she goes on to mention that "An outdoor temperature that feels downright balmy to one dog might send another in search of shelter."

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    Does my dog need to wear snow boots?

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    According to Amy Dick of homesalive.ca, "Almost all dogs that live in climates where temperatures drop below freezing or where there is snow and ice would benefit from boots or some kind of foot covering. So, if you live in a cold area and are wondering do dogs need boots for snow--the answer is yes."

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    How can I keep my cat away from the Christmas tree?

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    According to Davey.com, "You can try placing orange peels at the base of the tree, using an orange or citrus-scented spray-on branch, or putting apple cider vinegar-coated pine cones near the tree. There are also ready-made cat deterrents available at most pet stores. Cover the trunk of your live Christmas tree with aluminum foil."

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    Is gift wrap dangerous for cats or kittens?

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    According to Annette Ayres from greensboro.com, "When wrapping holiday gifts, be sure to keep curling ribbon away from curious kittens and cats. If ingested, the ribbon could cause a dangerous blockage."

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    When travelling around during the holidays, how long can I leave my dog alone for?

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    This depends on a variety of factors, but according to the American Kennel Club,  "adult dogs shouldn't be home alone for much longer than six to eight hours without a chance for a bathroom break."

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    What about my cat? How long can you leave your cat alone for?

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    According to Elisabeth Geier of Rover.com, "In general, vets say it's okay to leave your cat alone for up to 24 hours at a time. As long as they have a clean litterbox, access to fresh water, and a full meal before you go, they should be fine for a day."

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    What Thanksgiving foods can I safely feed my cat?

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    According to cattime.com, there are several foods which cats can safely eat, such as plain turkey in small quantities and plain mashed potatoes.

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    Are Christmas tress poisonous to my pets?

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    According to pet company Harz, who spoke with Newsweek, "Christmas trees are one of many holiday plants that can be toxic to pets. While trees aren't the greatest concern for pets, they are considered "mildly toxic,"

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    Well there you go folks, we hope this information helps you to have a happy and healthy holiday with your pets!

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