The holidays are meant to be a festive and enjoyable time for the whole family, including your pets. However, some of the most basic elements of the season can actually pose risks to your animals. Keep your pet happy and healthy with these holiday tips and when looking for a veterinary clinic in Vancouver, go to Anderson Animal Hospital.


A major part of the holidays is the act of gift giving. More likely than not, you’ll be exchanging gifts with family and friends, wrapped with paper and plastic. When exchanging and opening presents, make sure to keep ribbons away from your cat or dog. Consuming ribbons and other kinds of holiday wrapping can cause various stomach problems for your pet.


Whether it’s lights, wreaths, ornaments or tinsel, it’s important to make sure your pet doesn’t chew or swallow any holiday decorations. Consumed decorations can create an obstruction in your pet’s digestive system, requiring veterinary attention. Other decorations may have glue or other substances that can cause allergic reactions if your pet attempts to chew on them.

Holiday Treats

While dog treats can be a great holiday gift for your furry friend, keep them away from delicious meals and desserts intended for people, especially chocolate. If you’re baking a cake or cookies, make sure to keep a close eye on your pets to make sure they don’t eat anything that’s not for them. It could save you an emergency trip to our Vancouver veterinary clinic.

Whether it’s a general checkup or an emergency, Anderson Animal Hospital has 35 years of expertise in keeping your pets happy and healthy. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and have a very happy holiday season!