Pet Safety During the Holiday Season
The holiday season is coming up, and you need to think of ways to keep your pet safe throughout the activities. This article will teach you about pet safety during the holiday season and the things you need to be wary of.
Be Wary of Guests
It's normal to have guests over during the holidays — it's the season for families and friends to see each other and spend some quality time together. However excited you may be, you need to consider if your pet will be alright seeing so many new faces.
Humans easily stress out pets, especially if they aren’t very sociable. If you’re planning a big holiday event at your home, it would be best if you prepared your animal companion for the occasion. It helps to give them their own space away from everything to give them an opportunity to rest in case they get too stressed.
Watch Out For Decorations
Decorating the house for the holidays is essential for many families. However, your pet's safety should be even more important! You may be surprised to know that holiday decor is a prominent cause of emergency vet visits during the holiday season.
If you have a pet, it doesn’t mean you can’t have decorations this holiday season! You just have to pay attention to some common hazards you place around the house. Small ornaments and ribbons are choking hazards for pets, and Christmas lights can electrocute them if handled poorly. Consider your pet’s safety when decorating this time around, and it helps to place decor in places they can’t reach!
No Food From the Table
When you inevitably help yourself to some holiday foods, you may notice a pair of begging eyes staring at you. No matter how irresistible they may look, you shouldn’t give your pet table scraps. Human food is unhealthy for them in general, and certain holiday foods can cause upset stomachs and even internal bleeding! If you want a safe holiday for your pet, stick to their regular food and treats only!
Treat Your Pet to a Safe Time at The Posh Paw Resort
The Posh Paw Resort provides the best quality boarding, grooming, and daycare services for dogs and cats in the community. Our facility is conveniently located to accommodate pets from plenty of places. Our specialty is pampering our furry friends to give them a stress-free and fun stay. Need a safe & fun place for your pet to stay during the holidays? Book your pet's boarding appointment now, before we book up!