Holiday Hints for Pet Owners
‘Tis the season…..for many visitors, rich foods,fireplaces,gift giving and other seasonal by-products that can leave your pet feeling not so jolli. Here are a few tips to make the holiday season a happy events for you and your pets.
- Detal Hygiene Bones
- Conditional Chew Toys
- New Blanket or Pet Bed
- Interactive Toys
- Scratching Post
- Grooming Set
- Pet relaxation Music
- Sweaters,jackets or Booties
- Leashes,Collars or Harnesses
- Visite with a pet sitter to cear for
- your pet during holiday travel!
- Stick to a normal diet. In additional to avoiding the problems noted below,this reinforces a routine that pets need to feel secure.
- Resist the temptation to “treat” your pets from the table. This can lead to indigestion,upset tummies vomiting or dearrhea.
- Do not feed chocolate,nuts and candy. Nuts and hard candies may cause choking,while chocolate contains Theobromine, which can be toxic to pets.
- Create a special space for your pets away from all the noise and activity.
- Allow the animal to get used to spendig time in this space by placing litter box,faorite toys,etc.Inthe room about two weeks before guests are expected.
- Place a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door. After all,would you want a bunch of strangers coming into your room uninvited?
Deck the Halls
- Decorations are an open invitation to play for most pets.Keep tempting items out of reach and make sure all decoration “pet proof”.
- Christmas trees are frightining to some pets and intriguing to other.Glimmering and dangling ornaments are a temptation, so hang them above your pet’s peach and make sure pets can’t tip the tree over.
- Keep a screen around your fireplace and make sure stockings or other items can’t be dragged into the fire by pets. Do not leave pets unattended ia a room with a fireplace or lit candles.
- Holiday plants and berries can be poisonous or dangerous for your pets.these include:
- Keep plants out of reach of pets and know the proper first aid procedure to follow if yourpet eats poisonous holiday plants.