It's almost time — are you ready? I've rounded up 10 seasonal tips for cold weather so remember them all and stay safe and festive!
Low Visibility Doesn't Put Just You at Risk
It's hard to see anything when driving in the dark  so don't let pets roam off leash and check for cats resting under hot spots if you park outside and have strays in your neighborhood.
City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks . . . Salty Sidewalks
Although electrocution is rare, there are other dangers on city sidewalks  like states that allow poisonous snow melts and salts.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Be mindful of dogs' playtime behavior outdoors — don't stay out all day — and bring outside pets in when temperatures drop as freezing temps  put pets at risk.
Save the Planet and Pets — Dispose of Antifreeze Properly
Sweet-smelling and tasting (purportedly), keep antifreeze  away from dogs and cats.
Picking the Best Tree
If you haven't already gotten a tree, here's how to choose one  and where to put it in your home if you have cats that like to climb or dogs that view it as one huge fetch stick!
Food Doesn't Belong on the Tree!
This should come as no surprise, but if your pets can reach the food on the tree, then you can't stop sneaky snacking .
What's Hangin' on Your Tree?
Of course, anything fragile shouldn't be a hanging tree decoration  in a pet-filled home but do you know the dangers of tinsel, too?
Animal Lovers, Don't Get Tangled Up
If your tree is decorated with Christmas lights , don't ever leave them plugged in  unsupervised around nosy animal mouths!
If Not Held High, Kiss Off Mistletoe
Mistletoe isn't the only dangerous plant! String up all these seasonal hanging plants  out of pet's reach.
Poinsettia and Beyond
There are many potted plants  that come out this time of year and are poisonous . Know which to keep out of your home and keep your pets safe.