The winter holiday season is upon us! Surely, both you and your pet are both noticing the chill in the air and the bustle of holiday excitement. Unfortunately, with this excitement comes some safety concerns for your furry friend. Ensure a safe and happy holiday season with these tips.
Decorate With Care
In these first few days of December, you are probably preparing your home for the season. It is very important to always remember to keep your pet in mind when doing so. Pets, particularly cats and kittens, can be extremely curious about the new changes to their living space. Keep breakable decorations such as Christmas villages away from the edges of tables. Never leave a candle or fire unattended. Hang breakable ornaments and tinsel high up, away from your pets’ reach. Additionally, watch out for potentially dangerous plants. Holly, mistletoe, lilies, and more can be toxic to a curious pet.
Watch the Food
With the holidays comes a plethora of delicious food. Unfortunately, your cat or dog cannot partake in many of these meals. Human baked goods are always too rich for pets, and they may contain problematic ingredients such as chocolate or xylitol (artificial sweetener). Table scraps should be avoided; even foods like turkey that seem harmless can cause complications such as pancreatitis. Finally, make sure all alcoholic beverages are accounted for. Alcohol is toxic to pets and can potentially induce a coma.
If you are looking for a fun and healthy treat for your pet this holiday season, consider pumpkin. See our blog for more information.
Holiday parties can be great fun, but they can be stressful for your pet. To keep them calm, give your furry friend a space that is theirs alone. This can be a kennel, a crate, or preferably a room to themselves. If you have an especially nervous pet or an especially rowdy party, it may be best to isolate them completely. Consider single-day boarding if you think this may be a problem. Claws N Paws offers cats-only boarding at our location in Fountain Valley, California.
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