Surprising sources of pet poisonings include your guest's purse and cookie sheets.
By Leah Zerbe
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Protect Your Pets During the Holidays
Pets are part of the family, so if your beloved furball isn't feeling well, it's sure to put a damper on the holiday spirit. It's around the winter holidays, though, that experts at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals see about a 10 percent increase in pet poisoning calls. From your decorations and holiday treats to the gum in guests' purses, veterinarian Tina Wismer, DVM, medical director at ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center lays out the top 11 holiday pet threats—and how to avoid them.