Our friends at The Honest Kitchen are offering pet lovers valuable and timely safety tips on their blog that will help keep your furry friends safe this Holiday Season. Tips focus on topics such as travel, decorations, and of course food.
Formatted into a “12 Days of Christmas” theme with one topic being discussed each day, these tips will help you make sure your Holidays are merry and bright for everyone in your family.
Read these tips and more on The Honest Kitchen blog.
Every day this month, we’ll be providing a Holiday Pet Safety ‘Quick Tip’ to help make sure your dog and cat can enjoy the festivities with the human family, safely. Some days, we’ll have an ‘Open Mic’ and allow you to share your top safety tips, too!
December 1st – Traveling with your pet
If you will be traveling over the holidays and plan to take your dog with you, be sure she wears her identity tags at all times. If the tags are printed with your home phone number, consider taping over that with your cell phone number, or one for the hotel or home where you’ll be based. Being in a strange place can make pets anxious and more likely to bolt – and less likely to find their way back to you – so it’s even more essential to make sure you can be contacted
If you have holiday parties at home, make sure your pet is secure and safe when the door is being frequently opened and closed. Ask visitors to respect your pet’s likes or dislikes regarding being petted or held – this is especially important with children in the house who may not yet have good ‘pet manners’.
Most pets love to be picked up and cuddled! (But let holiday visitors know, if yours doesn’t).
“It was like this when we walked in.”
Many holiday decorations like glass baubles and tinsel can be potentially fatal if swallowed by a dog or cat. Make sure young puppies and kittens – and inquisitive older pets – don’t have free access to decorations on the tree or around the home if they’re likely to go wild – unless you don’t mind coming back to a scene of complete devastation.