Everyone has their own family traditions when it comes to the winter holidays. Regardless of faith, I know for sure there’s one thing you don’t want to do on Christmas: take your pet to the vet.
But that can happen with all the commotion and extra temptations during the holidays.
Most animals visit their vets on Christmas day because of tummy trouble, according to a VPI Pet Insurance of claims. Here’s a list of the top five reasons pet owners take their animals to the vet on Dec. 25.
- Lacerations or Bite Wounds
- Soft Tissue Trauma
- Foreign Body Ingestion
- Chocolate Poisoning
During the rest of the year, skin conditions, ear problems and other conditions are the top insurance claims. Only gastritis is in the top 10.
Long story short: keep your food to yourself.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll