10 Holiday Decorations Your Dog Should Avoid

December 9th, 2015

1501794_690886797600587_440132722_nWhat’s not to love about holiday decorations? Well, they can pose a danger to your dog. Some are more hazardous than others, so check out the list below to see what holiday decorations your dog should avoid.

1. Christmas trees

Sorry to be a downer. Just be aware that a tree may not be the best decoration if your dog jumps up a lot or isn’t house broken.

2. Imitation snow

Don’t use it, don’t let your dog eat it! If you put it on the branches of your tree, your dog may think the tree is just a regular stick and could chew on it, ingesting hazardous imitation snow.

3. Edible ornaments

Don’t hang candy canes, your niece’s macaroni art ornament, or decorated sugar cookies too low on the tree. Too much sugar can cause a sugar rush or weight gain, ornament glue is toxic, and who knows how old that macaroni is?

4. Christmas lights 

Don’t let the light strands touch the floor where your dog could chew on the electric cord or knock over the cord, taking the whole tree down with it.

5. Holly berries

These are toxic to dogs! Don’t let them near your pooch.

6. Delicate ornaments

If you can’t stand the thought of a delicate or sentimental ornament breaking, put it on your mantel or take a picture of it and put it on the fridge.

7. Tinsel

The most dangerous holiday ornament for your dog. Even a few strands of tinsel could result in potentially deadly intestinal obstruction.