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Top Tips for a pet-safe Christmas

As the Christmas holiday season approaches, it is important to remember to take care of your fur babies and ensure that they are safe and comfortable during this festive time.  Here are some tips on how to take care of your pet during the Christmas holidays:

1. Keep decorations out of reach

Christmas decorations can be hazardous for pets, especially if they are chewers. Keep decorations such as tinsel, glass ornaments, and electrical cords out of reach of your pets to prevent any accidents.

2. Provide a quiet space

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be overwhelming for pets, especially if they are sensitive to noise. Consider setting up a quiet space in your home where your pet can retreat to if they need some peace and quiet.

3.Watch out for toxic plants

Many common Christmas plants such as mistletoe, holly, and poinsettias are toxic to pets. Keep these plants out of reach of your pets or consider using artificial plants as a safer alternative.

4.Don’t feed your pet holiday treats

It can be tempting to give your pet treats from the Christmas dinner table, but many of these foods can be unhealthy for pets. Avoid giving your pet fatty foods, chocolate, alcohol, and other human foods that can be harmful to them.  Don’t forget that other treats that might be OK for them may add on a few extra pounds or cause them to have an upset tummy.

5.Keep an eye on your pet

The holiday season can be a stressful time for pets, especially if there are lots of visitors and unfamiliar faces in the home. Make sure to keep an eye on your pet and make sure they are not getting into any trouble or feeling overwhelmed.

Have a fantastic Christmas

By following these tips, we hope it will help ensure that your pet stays safe and comfortable during the Christmas holiday season.

If you do have any problems however, contact us anytime, day or night, for emergency help during the festive period.