The Holiday Pet Safety Guide: Keeping Your Pet Safe
Preparing for a safe holiday season with your pets? Your pets are family, and watching over your family members during the holidays is essential. This article will provide you with a guide on keeping your pet safe during the holidays. Through this information, pets worldwide have been able to enjoy a fantastic and safe holiday season.
Watch Out For Dangerous Decor
Decorations are a large part of the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean they are all safe for your pets. Dangerous decorations are one of the leading causes of trips to the vet during the holidays.
Firstly, decor that is hung around, like ornaments and ribbons, is detrimental to your pet's health when ingested. Small ornaments and tinsel are both choking hazards and challenging for your pet to digest. Subsequently, lights that are hung around the holidays can electrocute pets that play around them too much. Watch out for anything your pet could swallow or tear up, and keep them in places they can't be reached.
Feasts are part of the fun during the holiday season. Many families like to indulge themselves in holiday staples throughout this period, and it only makes their pets more determined to get a taste. While you want your pet to share in the holiday fun, you need to be wary about what they’re eating as well.
Not only are most holiday foods unhealthy for your animal companion, but they can also be toxic and dangerous for them to consume. Poultry bones, like chicken and turkey, are brittle and easily shatter into sharp shards that cause internal bleeding. Common holiday ingredients like some nuts, alcohol, and chocolate can also make your pet sick. If you want to treat your pet to a nice meal during the holidays, stick to store-bought treats that are both healthy and delicious for them.
In many places, the holiday season coincides with winter time. Some breeds may be accustomed to the cold weather, but it can be dangerous and uncomfortable for others. You shouldn’t be bringing your pet outside during the harsh winter times if you’re unprepared. Make sure they have a way to keep warm and protected from freezing temperatures.
A Safe Place For Your Pet at Raintree Pet Resort
Raintree Pet Resort is a full-service pet center that is sure to make you and your pet feel like family. We believe that our pets are our faithful and loving companions. As such, they deserve nothing but the best care from our experienced staff and excellent facilities.