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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As the warmer weather traveling season approaches, your veterinarian can help make the trip easier for you and for your pets.
Plan ahead: Make sure to plan your trip well in advance to ensure you have time to prepare your pet for travel. This includes scheduling a veterinary visit to ensure your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations and to obtain any needed travel documents.
Choose the right mode of transportation: Depending on the distance and destination, it's important to choose the right mode of transportation for your pet. For example, if you're traveling by plane, make sure to check the airline's pet policy and requirements. If traveling by car, ensure your pet is safely secured with a harness or crate.
Pack for your pet: Bring all the essentials your pet will need during travel, such as food & water (don’t forget their bowls), medication, toys, and a familiar blanket or bed. Don't forget to also pack a pet first-aid kit in case of any emergencies.
Consider your pet's comfort: During travel, it's important to consider your pet's comfort. Make sure to provide enough bathroom breaks, water, food or treats, and opportunities for exercise. Bring along any comfort items that will help your pet feel more at ease, such as their favorite toy or blanket.
Monitor your pet: Keep a close eye on your pet during travel and watch for signs of stress, such as excessive panting, whining, or pacing. If your pet becomes overly anxious, take a break and provide some calming encouragement.
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