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PAWS AND CLAWS
     

Paws
and Claws

DR

Dr. Frank Lavac
MS, DVM, ABVP-Avian
VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital


Holiday Hazards for Pets
(Continued from Monthly Columns)

Common holiday plants can be toxic. Lilies are extremely toxic to cats; any part of the plant can cause kidney failure. Other potentially dangerous plants include poinsettias, mistletoe, holly, and amarylllis. Tinsel and other holiday decorations can be ingested and cause serious damage to the intestine. Water additives for Christmas trees can be hazardous.  

Helpful websites:
• Chocolate Toxicity Calculator: http://veterinaryclinic.com/chocolate/calc.html

• Pet Poisoning:  
www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control
888-426-4435.

Dr. Frank Lavac can be reached by calling 310-828-4587.

 

 
 

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