AUGUSTA - The holiday season is an exciting, active time for Maine families. The same is true for household pets. To avoid spending stressful time with your veterinarian, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's state veterinarian and director of Animal Welfare are urging Mainers to consider some helpful pet safety tips.

'Healthy pets make happy owners. We want all Mainers and their pets to have a positive experience this holiday season,' said Maine State Veterinarian Dr. Michele Walsh. 'A little bit of forethought can go a long way toward avoiding stressful, expensive, possibly fatal trips to a veterinarian. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and other organizations offer tips on how to help ensure that your pets make it through the holidays safely.'

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