Posted by admin | Posted in Cats, Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet, Dogs, Health Care, Holidays, Pets | Posted on 20-11-2012
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but if your pet is not happy – you probably won’t be either. The holidays can bring added stress and possible dangers for your pets. Here are some guidelines to help keep them safe and content this holiday season.
- Holiday plants like holly, mistletoe and poinsettias are poisonous. If you decide to purchase them, be sure to place them out of reach of your pet.
- Keep ornaments off the lower branches of the tree and do not use edible ornaments. Your pet may knock the tree over in an attempt to get at them.
- Keep packages out of reach – especially those that contain foods as some foods can be harmful if ingested.
- Check pet gifts for safety. Small plastic toys or toys with small parts and bones may pose choking hazards.
- Never allow your pet access to alcohol. Clear unused beverage glasses.
- If you host a party or have visitors, you may want to consider confining your pet to their crate or a room. Remember, not everyone is comfortable around animals. By limiting your pet’s exposure, you will help them and your guests feel more relaxed to enjoy the festivities.
The holidays are both a merry and a hectic time. Visitors, parties and traveling can be taxing on both you and your pet. Try to stick to a normal schedule and make sure to spend some time with your pet every day. This will help to ease stress and allow you to observe your pet for any unusual symptoms during the holiday season.
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