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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 expresses their love for you by buying you flowers, candies and maybe some of those mouth watering heart shaped chocolates. 

Keep candy away from pets

A box of candies or chocolates are wonderful for flirty and in love couples to share, but don't share with your pets! Chocolate in all it's glorious forms - especially dark or bakers chocolate - can be very 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 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 on a high shelf

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

Romantic dinners can be deadly to pets

As you and your Valentine sit down to enjoy the romantic dinner you've prepared, think of your pets safety. Just because your dog looks just as cute as your date begging for a drumstick or piece 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 you and your date have 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 the moment of excitement. Keep burning candles away from both dogs and cats. 

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

Happy Valentine's Day from the doctors and staff at

South Trail Animal Hosptial

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