Tis the season to spend time with your family and this means including your furry friends in the fun festivities. This list will help keep your dog safe while celebrating the holiday season!
- Try to place your Christmas tree in a corner of the room, blocked off from Fido. Make sure it is securely anchored to prevent it from being tipped or pulled by a rambunctious pup! With all the Christmas excitement…it happens!
- Christmas decorations including tinsel, baubles and ribbon can look like fun new toys to play with to your inquisitive canine! However they can cause choking, so remove the temptation and place ALL decorations out of paws reach.
- Keep Christmas lights out of paws reach too by placing them on the higher branches – this will also reduce the chances of burning, tangling and chewing.
Avoiding a Christmas Food Disaster:
- Don’t share Christmas lunch with your dog – even if those irresistible puppy dog eyes are making you melt! Foods such as cooked bones, chocolate and onions can be fatal if ingested. Keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food (it won’t take Fido long to figure out how to get to that delicious Christmas turkey on the bench) and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans. (Discover all dangerous foods for dogs here.)
- Pets and sweets don’t mix so stick to dog biscuits like the Yappy Xmas Dog Bones! Great Christmas themed candies for your dog to snack on.
Overwhelming Christmas Parties:
- If you are having a Christmas party give your canine a room to their own in a quiet part of the house. This will create their own space that they can retreat to. Make sure they have fresh water and a place to snuggle up and get cosy.
- It is easy for dogs to get overwhelmed and overstimulated when there are lots of new people to sniff out! Try and take them for a walk before guests arrive to reduce their energy levels and anxiety.
- If you have a very anxious pup try these Natural Animal Solutions Calm Remedy to relax!
How do you keep your pet safe during the holiday season? Don’t forget to paw us up a comment below.
Wishing you all a very happy & safe howl-idays!