Christmas is quickly approaching, and while we know it is a busy time for you and your family, we want to make sure that you also keep your pet’s safety in mind when preparing. We have listed some simple and quick tips to ensure your pet remains safe throughout the holiday season!
Batteries and Small Toys
Your pet can easily consume batteries and small toys. To avoid any accidents, make sure that all stray pieces of any toys are promptly put on a high table or out of your animal’s reach.
Decorations such as ornaments and lights should be placed higher on the tree, this way your pet won’t be tempted to pull anything down. Potentially broken glass from ornaments can seriously injure your animal’s paw or mouth. Please remember to keep a vacuum and a broom nearby so if the incident were to occur, you can clean it immediately.
Bite-sized candy is very popular during the holidays, so we recommend placing any candy in a jar or a bowl up high on a table. If your pet gets into the candy, it could lead to choking. Depending on the type of candy, can also be a toxin to your pet. To avoid an emergency trip to the clinic, keep the candy away and out of reach.
Preparing for Anxiety
If you know your pet gets hyper or nervous around a big crowd of people, you will want to prepare for their increased anxiety. Take your pet on a long walk before your friends and family arrive or before you leave the house. This will help diminish some of his/her energy. Be sure that your pet gets food before they are put in the crate for the evening and don’t forget to include their favorite toys! If you are planning on leaving your home for a while, you might want to consider boarding your pet.
Safe Pet Treats
One of the most significant problems you will want to avoid is giving your pet human food! That is a big no-no as it can cause problems for your pet’s health and safety. There are a variety of shops and stores that create pet-friendly treats for your furry friend to snack on.
We hope you have found these easy tips useful in preparing for you and your pet for the holiday! If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment for your pet, then do not hesitate to contact us thru our website or by calling us at 843-795-7574. From all of us here at Oceanside Vet, we wish you and your family a safe and Happy Holidays!