Pet Safety During the Holidays

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Karolina Grabowska

What’s more fun than a pet on a cold day? Today we will be talking about some holiday pet safety tips. Keep reading to find out more!

Keep Your Pet Safe During The Holidays

The holidays are a time of celebration – well, at least that is what everyone says. As you get ready to invite guests over, it is important to keep your pet safe as well. When it comes to keeping your pet safe during the holidays, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. If you have any visitors who have allergies or concerns about your pet, it is important to be upfront. Many people have allergies and are curious about new pets, and can be helpful in educating themselves on what they are really allergic too. When it comes to gifts, you don’t want to get your pet something they cannot use. If you are unsure, you can always ask your veterinarian if there is anything your pet could use.

Festive Meals For Dogs & Cats

Dogs and cats are domesticated, yet they are still animals.  If you have pets, it may be best to provide them with festive foods. Many premium dog brands provide seasonal meal flavors that help your pet enjoy the flavors of the season as well. You can ensure your pet has a healthy and fun diet with these nutritious meals. There are limited human foods that can be safely provided to pet as well. Here’s a list of safe foods that can be served to your pets in moderation.

Get A New Toy For Dogs

When it comes to getting your dog a new toy, there are many options to choose from. Many dog toys are made with durable materials and can be used again and again. If you have a more active dog that enjoys chasing toys, it may be best to get them a toy that is durable and will hold up to their constant play. Another thing to keep in mind when getting your dog a new toy is the age range. Depending on your dog’s age, you may want to get them a toy that is a little more advanced. Toys that are too advanced for an older or baby dog can frustrate them and make them want to play with something more basic. It is important to keep your dog’s age and energy level in mind when getting them a new toy. While you’re at it, consider picking up some supplies for homeless pets at Camp Companion by using our Wishlists!

Watch Out For Strangers And Children

Make sure that whoever is coming over is aware that you have pets and if you have any recommendations for guests who will interact with your pets. For example, if you don’t want your pet to have table scraps let your guests know where the treats are that they can give your pet instead.  Also, be mindful of the ages of your guests. Even if your pet is used to children, the added stress of guests, or an unfamiliar child can be a dangerous combination.  Make sure your pet has a safe place that they can escape to if they’re feeling overwhelmed and make sure all kids know that they can’t touch pets when they are in this space.  Pets and kids should never be left unsupervised together.

Wrapping Up

The holidays are a busy time for people, as well as their pets. There are many things to prepare for, such as getting the perfect gift for your pet or keeping them safe when having guests over.  There are several ways you can do this, such as feeding them healthy treats. While keeping your pet safe during the holidays can be challenging, it is important to not only keep them safe, but keep them happy and healthy as well.

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