- Keep holiday food & drink (especially alcohol) away from their reach. Many foods are poisonous to animals, or at the very least, can make them sick.
- Move the chocolate Santas and truffles way out of their reach and smell.
- If company is arriving, let's remember to lessen their anxiety by keeping them outside (if that is a normal comfortable environment for them), or gated or crated in another room where they will stay safe, and maybe even have a TV or radio playing low for them.
- Let's remember to keep a sharp eye on our entrances and exits so that pets do not dodge out the door when guests are coming in or leaving.
- Keep collars with ID tags on so in the event they do escape through the ingress and egress of visitors, they can be easily identified and returned.
- Be careful with burning candles. As a matter of fact, I highly recommend not using them. A simple wag of the tail or a quick sniff could result in an accident or tragedy for pet and/or owner.
- If there will be a lot of children about, their over-enthusiasm can stress out some pets, so let's be aware and remember to watch our pets' body language and know when they have had enough "human" playtime.
- If we get gifted a holiday plant - say, a Poinsettia, let's remember to keep it far away from our pets as it is poisonous. If we decorate with them, go for the artificial ones with white lights for trappings. So much safer for our pets!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Merry Magical Monday Before Christmas!
This is our Christmas Card for this year and it is being sent from our family to yours. It is filled with Season's Greetings for a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our furpals and their Hu-families!
Merry Monday before Christmas! This week we will be posting a variety of holiday-themed posts in keeping with the spirit of the season.
Let's take this time to reflect back on family - and how our wonderful pets make that unit all the more special. Let's hope that all our beloved companions will live long, healthy lives, and that homeless pets will find their forever home very soon and experience true happiness and love.
During the holiday season, let us all remember to take a few simple precautions to keep our beloved furkids safe: