We love our family pets. Keep them safe this Holiday !
holiday plants toxic to your plants :
The star of the holiday season, Christmas trees can pose a danger to your pet because of their needles. If your pet manages to swallow any, they could irritate, block or even puncture their digestive system.
Sap in poinsettia leaves is mildly toxic to pets (and children) and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, excessive drooling and nausea. In rare cases it can be fatal, but this is usually in young, elderly or dehydrated cats. Most pets don’t eat nearly enough of the plant for this to happen.
If you buy mistletoe for your new year celebrations, be careful to put it up securely and out of your pet’s reach since this plant’s berries are poisonous. They contain toxalbumin and pharatoxin viscumin, which can cause digestive and nervous issues, nausea and skin irritation.
Holly, like mistletoe, is an iconic but dangerous plant to have around dogs and cats because of the toxins in its berries. The leaves can obviously cause quite the shock to a curious pet, but won’t cause lots of damage unless they’re eaten.
This flower also blooms in winter and is used by florists in festive bouquets. Yet again, an over-inquisitive cat might lose one of their nine lives if they manage to eat its leaves, petals or part of its bulb.
Can Eat : Homemade treats
- pumpkin puree ( 1 c )
- peanut butter (1/3 cup)
- eggs 2 eggs
- whole wheat flour ( 2cups)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, and peanut butter. Stir until completely combined.
- Add in flour – stirring just until combined.
- Lightly flour a flat surface and roll out dough to one quarter inch, using flour as needed to keep dough from sticking.
- Cut shapes out of dough and place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 to 40 minutes – depending on desired level of crunchiness.
- Remove treats from oven and let cool on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freeze