For some practical advise that will benefit you and your pets, hear what Adette Quintana ,a successful Austin pet sitter, animal advocate, and founder of I Once Was Lost Animal Advocacy and Chuckling Hound Ranch Luxury Pet Resort has to say this month?
Question -> Your Pets..are they (and you) ready for the Holidays?
Happy Holiday Wishes to you and your beloved pets.
Whether you will be traveling this time of year or not, there are many safety issues to be aware of, throughout the holiday season, for our pets.
I know my dogs are very grateful that I actually take the time to bring a tree inside for their convenience. Naughty!
Kidding aside, it is very important to be aware of potential hazards as we celebrate the season.
First, Christmas trees are a big temptation for our pets.
Dogs and cats may be tempted to drink out of the water at the base. It’s very important to purchase a base with a lid on it to avoid this. The water may have chemicals from pesticides that could be toxic to our pets.
Of course, the decorations on the tree are extremely tempting and look just like many
of our pet’s favorite toys. Playing with these or attempting to grab them with curious mouths, could result in broken glass, chocking and the possibility of a tree falling on them or other family members. Therefore, it’s a good idea to keep the decorations high up and consider purchasing decorations that may be considered safer for our pets. For example, tinsel is extremely dangerous when consumed. Popcorn strands may be edible but you definitely don’t want your pet ingesting the string it is strung with.
Also, holiday munchies left out on tables and counter tops may prove just too irresistible even for the best mannered pet. Chocolate, cooked bones, and other food & drink could prove toxic.
Visitors often aren’t experienced with dashing dogs and cats and could easily leave a door open potentially leading to an awful accident or lost pet.
Be aware that new situations and strangers around can be very scary to our four legged
friends who are low on the ground. It’s a good idea to keep frightened or stressed pets away from the commotion.
Also, wrapped gifts are a temptation. Make sure they are all up off the floor, since you never know what might be inside & potentially dangerous to your pet. The ribbons and wrapping could also cause chocking or internal damage.
With your pet’s safe and happy and, of course, gifted with beautiful new toys, chewies and healthy food from Just For Pets, it will be a wonderful holiday season for all.
From our pets to yours have a beautiful holiday season and a very Happy New Year