Keeping Pets Safe This Holiday Season
We are just days away from Christmas being here. If you are like me, you probably still have some running around to do. You want everything to be just right for the day that Santa arrives. I am no exception. While we may be busy making sure the food it perfect and the gifts are all wrapped and under the tree, it is so important to NOT forget our fur-babies.
If you have pets in your home, you will want to make sure that you take time to keep your pets safe. Here are a list of things you will want to make sure you take care of.
Christmas Tree and Decorations
Make sure that your tree is secure is it’s base. You do not want them accidentally knocking it over.
Make sure that all wires are securely tucked away so that they do not become chewed up.
Additionally, make sure that all ornaments are out of reach. There are many ornaments that can be mistaken for toys.
Think about the gifts that you are selecting for those in your home. Are they going to become problems for the animals. Our oldest dog, Zoey, loves to chew on things. We have found over the years that we can’t just gift plastic toys to our children. If we do, the children have to learn to keep it out of her reach.
Christmas Foods and Drinks
You will want to make sure that you and your guests avoid feeding your pets the sweet and spicy foods that you may serve. Be especially mindful of the drinks that are left lying around your home. They are not intended for pets, and you do not want to have more serious problems on your hands at the holidays.
If you want to have holly and mistletoe type plants in your home, they MUST be kept out of reach of your animals. These can cause sever health issues in animals.
These are just a few tips that you may find useful this holiday season. The great people at Puppy Spot have created this beautiful graphic to help us remember what we can do to make our furry loved ones are just as safe as we would expect out human counterparts to be.
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