Valentine’s Day may be the holiday of love, however, pet owners should take extra precautions with their gifts.
A number of popular Valentine’s Day presents can be detrimental to pet health, according to PeoplePets.com. Lily flowers can cause problems in cat health, potentially leading to fatal kidney failure.
Similarly, keep chocolate away from dogs, especially smaller ones, as dark chocolate and cocoa powder has the ability to kill a dog. The amount of chocolate for fatality may vary, however even a small amount can be harmful. ASPCA suggests that chocolate can also impair cat health.
Be sure to throw away any ribbon or string that may come with a gift, as a playful animal has the potential to accidently strangle themselves or choke on the twine.
Finally, even if you’re in a romantic mood, remember to blow out any candles before heading out of the home. Pets may accidently knock over the decoration, which could result in a house fire and even death.
Above all else, be sure to show affection for all of your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, including your furry friend. Providing pet care may be all it takes to keep your animal happy this Valentine’s Day.