Bob Gilbert's Katy Blog: Holiday Pet Safety Tips in Katy TX. and Beyond

Holiday Pet Safety Tips in Katy TX. and Beyond

Holiday Pet Safety Tips in Katy TX. and Beyond


Tis the Season and we all have to be careful we do not inadvertently harm one of our pets. Below are some Pet Safety Tips for this season and probably pertain to the whole year. A few of these tips appear to be no brainers but I will list them just in case there is doubt.


Cookies and Candy - Chocolate can cause vomiting, agitation, high heart rate and even death in some cases. DO NOT give your pets either!


Macadamia Nuts and Walnuts - Walnuts are one the healthy nuts for humans to eat assuming no nut allergy exist. However, pets not so much. These nuts can cause vomiting, tremors, lethargy, joint issues and inability to walk!  Most nuts are NOT good for your pets. Avoid NUTS!


Holiday Decorations - Tinsel, ribbon and other similar items can actually cut the digestive tract and or cause an obstruction. Keep ornaments off low - lying Christmas Tree branches.


Lights and Candles - Can be a major fire hazard if a pet can reach these lights and candles.


Alcohol - Alcohol does not mix with any pet. It is not funny or cute to give your dog or cat a beer, wine or any type of alcohol so you can post on Social Media pictures or video to show your Bro’s how dumb you really are! Alcohol drinks can cause vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, tremors, coma and seizures.


Grapes, raisins, avocados, onion and garlic - All of these can cause issues including vomiting, lack of appetite  and lethargy.


Fatty Trimmings and Bones - Fatty Foods can cause pancreatitis. Pets can experience vomiting and diarrhea. Bones which are swallowed can cause major stomach issues such as perforations and very painful constipation.


Holiday Plants - Mistletoe, Holly and Poinsettias may cause irritation, vomiting and heart issues. I have even heard death is possible as some plants are poisonous.


Electrical Cords - If chewed can cause burns in or around the pet’s mouth, seizures, difficulty breathing and cardiac arrest.


Have fun this Holiday season but pay attention to your pets safety. This list for the most part pertains to the whole year.



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Holiday Pet Safety Tips in Katy TX. and Beyond


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Comment balloon 17 commentsRobert Bob Gilbert • December 21 2015 11:31AM


Thank you for sharing how to keep our pets healthy during the holidays, I watched a segment on Rachel Ray the other day about toxic food and good foods our pets can eat during the holidays. 

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 4 years ago

Great tips Bob.  Thanks for sharing.  Amazing how much stuff is toxic to our furry family.

Posted by Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties ( over 4 years ago

Hi Robert (Bob) Gilbert , I was aware of some of those, but not others.  Thanks for the information.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago

Robert (Bob) Gilbert Thanks for the valuable holiday pet safety tips.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 4 years ago


Had no idea of how many foods are not pet friendly. Great list for any pet owner. cheers cvc

Posted by Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group) over 4 years ago

Waffels and Peaches will love this one Robert (Bob) Gilbert ....

Lake also wanted me to wish you a very 



Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 4 years ago

Hi Bob, excellent advice for all of us pet lovers in the audience.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Great tips and reminders for pet lovers!  There's more to be concerned about during the holidays.  I remember one year, a family cat decided to climb our Christmas tree.  It tipped over, and caused sparks to fly a little when one of the electrical chords touched the water that had been spilled from the tree stand reservoir below.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

Thanks Bob for these great tips. I will show this to my hubby so he will remember not to give any of what you mentioned to Zeke.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 4 years ago


Thanks for sharing the tips for pet safety for pets.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

Hi Bob.  Great tips to share for keeping our four legged buddies safe this holiday season.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

Bob, great post to remind pet owners the dangers that could harm your pet this time of year! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

What a great post. We once spent Christmas eve at an emergency vet's office. Our little pug got into a box of Godiva chocolates while we were at a party. They sure know what's inside the wrapped boxes. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 4 years ago

Hi, Bob...we do have to remember our four legged friends at this time of the year, too. This is a great reminder list for people. Nice work on this one. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

Thank you all for stopping by and commenting. We all have to be careful during the holidays and all year round when it comes to our 4 leg friends who just get into mischief.. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing these tips. This is timely information for pet owners.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Bob, this is such great information to know!  I learned earlier here on AR about being careful not to give your dog peanut butter that contains Xylatol.

Posted by Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN) about 4 years ago

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