It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, not only for you but for your pets as well. With all the coming and goings, the hustle and bustle associated with everyone’s favorite holiday, don’t forget about your four-legged companion.
Christmas may be all about kicking it back, giving gifts, sharing a glass of wine with your loved ones, but don’t forget to keep an eye on your pet. There are many temptations this time of the year, and your pet is quite the sucker when it comes to Christmas treats.
So, in order to save you a painful and unnecessary trip to the vet, we have prepared a small list of pet safety tips.
1. Secure your Christmas tree
If you’re the proud owner of a fluffy, purring machine, then you already know what’s up with cats and Christmas tree. They would like nothing better that to leap into that tree and wrap himself in colorful tinsel.
Word of advice: secure your tree after decorating it. Opt for a sturdier tree support, put some counterweights on support legs to enhance its stability and dispose of the tinsel. It may be colorful and sweet, but it is quite dangerous to pet if it is ingested.
2. No sweets for the sweet beggar
Keep in mind that most human food associated with Christmas such as chocolate and gingerbread is toxic to them. So, you know the drill – don’t look into its eyes and don’t give them anything sweet. We know it’s hard to resistant but keep it together.
3. Secure your electric cords
After you’re finished decorating the Christmas tree, please don’t forget about securing those electric cords. Put them in high places, out of your pet’s reach.
4. Safe Place for Pets
If you’re throwing a Christmas party, then it would be a good idea to provide a ‘safe spot’ for your pets. Noisy guests, champagne popping, firecrackers, and loud music may be a favorite past-time for you and your friends, but these forms of entertainment might stress your pet.
So, make sure there’s an empty room in the house where your pet can seek refuge. Put a fresh bowl of water, some pet food, a couple of treats, and comfortable bedding in the safe room. You should also ask your guests not to enter the room.
With these tips in mind, we want to wish you Happy Holiday, great gifts under the tree, and stress-free pets.
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