Bark! The Herald Angels Sing!
Christmas - is the most wonderful time of the year! Fun and laughter, treats and presents, family and friends - what's not to love?
This is not always the case for our furry friends. Here are some tips we recommend following to help your loved ones enjoy this time of year.
Watch your pet diet. Chocolate, salt, alcohol, coffee, and turkey/chicken bones should all be kept out of your pet's diet.
Leftovers should also be avoided - they may make your pets drool, but they can have some costly side effects including vomiting and diarrhea - which can end up with a trip to the vet.
Create a 'safe space' for your pet.
Christmas means lots of visitors and generally a busy, noisy environment; which can upset your pet.
Allowing your dog access to a quiet room or kennel means they can escape the mayhem.
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Christmas Tree Tips
- Anchor your tree well - you don't want your little one pulling it down.
- Choose decorations that are labeled non-toxic.
- Vacuum fallen pine needles regularly - you don't want your pet eating them.
- Keep cables for Christmas tree lights and decorations out of reach - try using a cable guard to cover cables.
- Avoid breakable ornaments and small decorations, tinsel, or ribbon.
- Don't use edible decorations - your pets will sniff them out!
- Say no to mistletoe - plants such as mistletoe, poinsettia, and holly are poisonous to your pet.
- Christmas comes with lots of excitement - reduce this as much as possible by sticking to your pet's regular feeding, exercise, and sleep routines.
- Incorporate these tips and your pet will love the festive season just as much as you! But just to be sure - make sure you treat them to a present too! Because who doesn't love presents at Christmas?