Keeping Pets Safe During the Holidays

With so much going on this season regarding decorations and lights, your furry babies are thrilled.  However, to safeguard your pets, see the following:

Trees – the oils from pine needles can irritate your pet’s mouth and stomach leading to gastrointestinal irritation, obstruction, and puncture.  We use a small fence around the tree to keep the animals in check; you can even decorate your barriers with non-breakable ornaments to make them more festive.

Breakable ornaments – place these high on the tree.

Hang bells at the bottom of the tree, to notify you when mischief is afoot.

Tinsel -  cats and dogs who consume these shiny strands can get bowel obstructions.  So, again, a barrier around the tree helps to keep them safe.  

Poinsettias – you’ve heard it before, but poinsettias produce an irritating milky liquid which can negatively affect your pets.  Should your pet consume the flowers and/or plant parts, the most frequent consequences are vomiting, diarrhea, and hypersalivation (in cats).  If the animal brushes up against the plant, they might show conjunctivitis, skin reddening, and ulcers.  Keep these plants well out of harm’s way.

If your animals do get into harmful foods, keep charcoal biscuits around.  They will help prevent absorption by the stomach and intestine while you get in touch with your vet.

Just like children, your pets get into everything.  So be vigilant and insure a safe holiday for all.

Source: Get Healthy

 

Privacy Statement | Products Notification | Site Map | Contact Us

Secured By GeoTrust

Insurance Products:

  • Are not FDIC Insured
  • Are not Bank Guaranteed
  • May Lose Value

Are not deposits or other obligations of Berkshire Bank (the "bank") or any bank affiliate; Are not guaranteed, issued or underwritten by the FDIC, the bank or any bank affiliate; Are not insured by any agency of the US, the bank or any bank affiliate; Are not a condition to the provision or term of any banking service or activity; Need not be negotiated or purchased through any particular person as a condition of any financial transaction or service; May be purchased from any agent or company and the customer's choice will not affect current or future credit decisions; and Involve an investment risk, including possible loss of principal or loss of value. The market value of the investment may fluctuate, causing possible loss of principal amount invested.

 

Insurance is offered through Berkshire Insurance Group, Inc. Berkshire Insurance Group, Inc. is a licensed insurance agency and non bank affiliate of Berkshire Bank and is not a chartered bank or trust company, or depository institution. Berkshire Insurance Group, Inc. is not authorized to accept deposits or trust accounts and is not licensed or regulated by any state or federal banking authority.

 

Berkshire Insurance Group, Inc. is neither a tax nor legal advisor. We suggest you consult with your personal tax and/or legal advisor before making any tax-related or legal decisions. You should consider an annuity's risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. Annuity withdrawals made prior to age 59 1/2 may result in an IRS penalty. Consult with your tax advisor.

 

NOTICE: Berkshire Insurance Group, Inc. is not responsible for and has no control over the subject matter, content, information, or graphics of the web sites that have links here. Please contact us with any concerns or comments.

© 2017 Berkshire Insurance Group. All rights reserved.
Powered by AgenciesOnline