Holiday Hazards for Your Pets

There are very common items that you might not consider, that can be harmful to your pets. Dr. Sharon Theisen of Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital joined us to talk about precautions You should take during this holiday season.

  1. Christmas tree hazards
  • Things that cause intestinal obstruction
    • Tinsel
    • Ornaments
    • Edible material – popcorn, cookies
  • Physical dangers
    • Tipping over
    • Electrical shock from the lights
  • Drinking the water from the tree
  1. Toxins
  • Chocolates
  • Xylitol – artificial sweetener
  • Poinsettia
  • Mistle Toe
  1. Open flamed candles
  2. Human foods
  • Pancreatitis- Turkey, ham, bacon, sausage, gravies
  • Bones
  • Grapes/raisins

You can call Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital at 512-892-9038 or check them out at
They have two locations for your convenience… in Round Rock and one in South Austin.

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