Christmas injuries to pets have soared, says vet charity PDSA
The festive season is an increasingly perilous time for our pets, with trips to the vet at Christmas rocketing by 50 percent over the last four years, says PDSA, the UK’s leading veterinary charity.
Falling Christmas trees, chewed wires and swallowed turkey bones have all contributed to a sharp rise in pet casualties seen by vets at PDSA PetAid hospitals throughout the country. Last year, PDSA vets treated 15,600 pets over the Christmas period, compared with just 10,455 in 2004.
“Vets see many injuries to pets resulting from Christmas celebrations, and most are preventable with a little more planning and consideration,” said PDSA Senior Veterinary Surgeon Sean Wensley. “Typical examples include dogs swallowing tinsel and baubles, pets suffering from over-eating, electric shocks from chewed cables, and Christmas trees toppling over.”
To prevent further pain and distress to four-legged friends this Christmas, PDSA urges pet [...]
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