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Valentines Day Health Hazards For Your Dog

Furry valentines across the country will be party to all sorts of romantic evenings at home this February 14—are you prepared to keep your pet safe?

Two common holiday hazards to stay alert to are chocolate and lilies, warn our poison control experts. In the week prior to Valentine’s Day 2008, cases involving chocolate ingestion increased by 74%—a number comparable only to cases seen during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. And bouquet senders and receivers alike are often unaware of the dangers of lilies.

Says ASPCA pet poison prevention expert Dana Farbman, CVT, “We do see an increase in calls regarding traditional holiday gifts, particularly in the few days leading up to and after Valentine’s Day—right when those bouquets and lovely boxes of chocolate arrive.”

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