Keep Pets in Mind This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if your valentine loves her pet almost as much as she loves you, secure your place in her heart by showing you you care about her pet as you show your love for her.

It’s fairly common knowledge that chocolate is bad for dogs because it can cause high heart rhythms. But a lot of people don’t know that baking chocolate is especially toxic. If you’re baking a chocolate treat for your loved one, keep the baking chocolate off the edge of the counter and away from a hungry dog’s reach. It isn’t a bad idea to skip the chocolate completely.

Flowers, that other traditional gift, can cause upset tummies if ingested. Even though casually tossing a beautiful bouquet on the couch as you embrace your love might seem romantic, it isn’t safe to have flowers within reach of a pet. And if your valentine has a cat, skip the lilies. If eaten by a cat, they can be fatal.
By keeping these safety tips in mind, your Valentine’s Day will be happy for you, your love, and any well-loved furry friends. And you might just score some extra points, too! 

For more than 20 years, Willard Veterinary Clinic has provided dedicated veterinary care for the communities of Quincy, Boston, Dorchester, Milton, Braintree, Weymouth, Canton, Randolph, Hingham, Abington, Hanover, and Rockland. Contact us to see why we’re different!

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