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Love is in the air...

Love is in the air...

It's soon to be Valentine's Day, the day when that special someone in your life buys you flowers, candies, or maybe some yummy chocolates.

Keep candy away from your pets

A box of chocolates are wonderful for flirty and in love couples, but not for your pets! Chocolate in all forms - especially dark or baking chocolate - can be dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing Xylitol, the artificial sweetener, can also be harmful. Make sure that all candies are kept well away from your furry family members, as well as discarded candy wrappers. If you feel your pet has ingested something toxic, please contact us at 239-481-3525 or Poison Control at 1-888-426-4435.

Place flowers up high on a shelf

After giving your date a kiss on the cheek and saying thank you for the flowers, be sure to put them where your pets can't reach them. Some flowers can be toxic to pets and cause major intestinal issues if swallowed.

Romantic dinners can be deadly to pets

As you and your sweetheart sit down to enjoy the romantic dinner you've prepared, think of your pets safety. Just because your dog looks as cute as your date begging for a drumstick or a bite of chocolate cake, don't give in! Fatty foods can cause stomach problems, while bones can cause obstructions or choking.

Candles can be dangerous

After the two of you have enjoyed a lovely dinner, you set the mood by lighting some candles. Candles always look elegant and smell good too, but it's easy for a dog's tail to knock over a lit candle in a moment of excitement. Keep burning candles away from both cats and dogs.

Even though Valentine's Day is the day you give your special someone tons of attention, make sure you share some of that affection with your furry friends and keep them safe.

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