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Valentines Day pet safety

Freezing temperatures in El Paso driving shelter pets indoors. (KFOX)

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and as people find the perfect gift for their loved ones, The Animal League wants to remind you to not forget about your pets.

There are some potential hazards Valentine’s Day can pose on your furry friends.

The Animal League said chocolate is the number one hazard for your pet, since it’s readily available.

It said depending on the amount of chocolate your animal consumes, it can be poisonous to them.

Also, there are many sugar-free candy and gum items that can be highly toxic to your pups.

So, be sure to keep those of out paws reach.

Lastly, The Animal League said there are plenty of flowers and plants that can be harmful to your dogs and cats, such as Baby’s Breath, Ferns, Daffodils, and Tulips, just to name a few.

Though these things can be harmful for your pet, there are some things you can do to pamper them this Valentine’s Day.

Get them a new toy or treat, take them to the park, or just sit at home and dedicate some play time with them.

Don't forget to submit your pet pictures to be featured Wednesdays in the #PetPals segment.

Text KFOX14 to 95577 or upload them here: https://bit.ly/2E0F1sy

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