Animal Update: Your Furry Valentine

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(CBS SF) – My Furry Valentine – that’s this topic on Animal Update with Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at the San Francisco SPCA.

Want to include your pet in your Valentine’s Day celebration? Take these suggestions to heart:

“I’m all in favor of giving our pets as much love as possible, because the human-animal bond is profound,” reasoned Aldridge. “And our animals give back all the devotion we give to them, helping us to live happier and healthier lives.”

“But of course,” he continued, “there are precautions that we should take to ensure that Valentine’s Day is safe for them.”
KCBS’ Jeff Bell Reports:

“The two most popular gifts for Valentine’s Day are flowers and chocolate. Make sure that toxic plants are kept out of your pet’s reach,” he suggested.

“Chocolate can be poisonous,” he warned. “Dark chocolate is the most toxic.”

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