Hanukkah Pet Health and Safety

hanukkah blog post

Hanukkah this year begins on Thursday December 10th , which is the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. There is no better way to celebrate the Festival of Lights than with your furry friends. Like all celebrations in 2020, Hanukkah will look a little different this year. Large gatherings around the world may not happen, but that does not mean you have to miss out on the celebration all together. Follow these tips to enjoy this Hanukkah with your pets safely:

  • Traditional foods during Hanukkah are so yummy but can be harmful to your pets, like latkes and Sufganiyot.
  • Spinning the dreidel can be fun, but it is not fun pulling it out of your dog’s mouth. Be careful your fur-baby does not swallow your fun dreidel!
  • Gold-covered chocolate “coins”, Gelt, are fun to sprinkle around the table and share with humans but not with your pets. An ingredient in chocolate can make it very dangerous for pets.
  • The Festival of Lights is not complete without a beautifully lit Menorah. A happy wagging puppy tail or a curious kitty can knock the Menorah with candles over. Always use extreme caution with pets and lit candles.

For more information about your pet’s health, wellness and safety during the holiday season, contact us at Lakeside Animal Hospital. 

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