Houston SPCA Tips for a Pet-Safe Valentine’s Day

The Official Houston SPCA Humane Education Blog


The kittens are playing, the bunnies are hopping, and the puppies are cuddling – love is in the air at the Houston SPCA! Here are a few tips on keeping your pets safe during this day of caring and affection.

1. Giving a beautiful bouquet? Lose the lilies. Lily flowers are toxic to cats and can cause renal failure. Even a tiny bite of any part of the lily plant can be deadly to your kitties. To make sure your pets are safe, keep all floral arrangements and plants out of reach of your pets.  If your cat accidentally ingests any part of the lily flower, take them to your veterinarian immediately.

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2. Keep the chocolates to yourself! Most people know that chocolate is toxic to dogs. The toxicity level depends on the kind of chocolate – baker’s, semi-sweet, milk, or dark – however they are all toxic even when baked…

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