W.Va. Poison Center Warns of Holiday Pet Dangers


The West Virginia Poison Center warns people about items to keep away from animals during the holidays.

Many pet owners know the dangers of food like chocolate and grapes but that includes the dry fruit form like raisins found in many holiday treats. Baking cocoa and dark chocolate are also very toxic to pets.

A few bites of festive plants like lillies, mistletoe or holly can also be deadly.

“If you have pets in the home during the holidays, make sure these foods and treats are up high and away where they can’t get into them, said Carissa McBurney, WV Poison Center. “Maybe store your holidays treats in your oven or in your microwave or in a cabinet. Don’t just leave them out on the counter.”

In case of an accidental poisoning, call 1-800-222-1222.

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