"May your days be merry and bright ..." So goes the Christmas song. Keeping our pets safe during the holiday season is one way to ensure our Christmas and New Year's are more merry and bright.
Did you know many holiday decorations, food, and festivities can harm our beloved pets? Tinsel attracts cats, and they can swallow this sparkling streamer, which can be life-threatening. Many types of plants seen in homes during this time of year are also harmful,
including lilies, mistletoe, and holly. If you have a live tree, don't leave water standing - bacteria can build up and if your pets drinks from that well, the result will not be pleasant ... for either of you. Food such as chocolate, alcohol, garlic, and other spices should be avoided by your furry friends
. Additionally, guests
coming and going and
noise from New Year's celebrations can cause stress and fear. At times, pets
escape the home and become lost or are run
over. Avoid such a tragedy by setting aside a special room for your furry friend to relax and enjoy a special toy of his/her own and have peace and quiet
The infographic below, provided by PetCareRx
, showcases many of the potential holiday spoilers. Keep Christmas happy for you and your furry friends by keeping them safe!
For more safety tips during this season, visit this website:
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND EVERYONE IN YOUR FAMILY! Perhaps take time to slow down and enjoy a few good movies as a family, including the four-footed ones!
We’ve entered Holiday Season 2018. Grocery stores are pulling out the turkeys and baking supplies for Thanksgiving, and big-box stores have set up Christmas trees. With Thanksgiving about a week away and Christmas only five to six weeks from now, this is a good time to remind pet parents of the dangers the holiday season can present to our furry family members.
Here are five pet safety tips to be mindful of these next two months:
Make sure you know your veterinarian’s holiday hours and the phone number of the emergency vet clinic in your community in case something should happen. Another handy number to have is the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: 1-888-426-4435. Although we hope nothing happens to our furry family members, having these phone numbers handy and knowing if your vet (or another) is available on-call is good information to have just in case.
Find more tips and helpful information regarding holiday safety at these websites:
NEXT WEEK: A guest post from Katie at Personal Creations on Thanksgiving Food Do’s and Don’t’s for your pet, including creative food and treat ideas from your left-overs! Be sure to stop by! Meantime, check out the graphic below from Personal Creations for this week's blog post.
The holiday season is upon us. As people hurry and scurry, our pets tend to be neglected and their safety often overlooked. However, as you prepare for Christmas, don’t let your hustle and bustle bring disaster to your pets. Here are some tips to help keep your furry companions safe during this busy time of year:
Follow these simple tips, and you, your family, and your pet will more greatly enjoy the Christmas season!