Do your best to maintain a regular feeding, exercise, and sleep routine for your pets (and yourself). A consistent routine encourages security, which is especially important with holiday commotion.
If your pet is prone to anxiety or stress, create a retreat for them within your home so they can get away from the hustle & bustle. Include a soft space to rest & a favorite toy.
Keep watch over the foods your pet has access to – many holiday foods such as chocolate, or spicy foods can be toxic to pets. Store leftovers & baked goods in an area pets can’t reach.
Tinsel, ribbon, garland & ornaments may be tempting to pets but can be dangerous if played with or ingested. Holiday plants such as mistletoe, holly & poinsettias can be toxic for pets.
Use pet-proof screens around fireplaces & wood or pellet stoves to prevent burns. Be sure any lit candles are extinguished when you’re not in the room.
Holiday commotion can lead to unexpected pet escapes. Be sure your pet has proper identification & a microchip with up-to-date information.
Alert visitors to your pet’s behavior & how best to approach your pet (or not). An anxious pet may react irritably, so it is important houseguests understand your pet’s boundaries.
If you’re traveling during the holidays & leaving your pet at home, ask for recommendations from trusted sources such as your veterinarian for a pet sitter or boarding facility.
The holiday season is a time for making memories & sharing time with family & friends. Taking a few precautions to ensure your pet’s welfare ensures you, and your pet, can enjoy the holiday season. While you’re at it, a few extra pats, nuzzles & a treat or two are appreciated.
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