As the holidays are near and as we all become busy and get so wrapped up in the preparations that we overlook the dangers posed to our pets due to changes in our day-to-day activities. Follow the below tips, for reducing the risk of experiencing an emergency this coming Christmas.
Never Share Holidays Foods With your pets
Animals enjoy eating foods meant for humans, but this is not the recommended as the best thing for your pet’s health. In some cases, a small portion of human festive treats can be harmful or even deadly to your pets. However, the safest thing for the pet this festive season is to keep all human foods well out of reach. Clear plates away and ensure the garbage is sealed properly so your pet can’t get into it and check the scraps. Make sure that your guests know not to feed the pets. They might think that they are being generous, but they should be aware of how harmful these treats can be to the pets’ health.
Avoiding Unnecessary Stress
In some cases, if your pet is handled by someone who has less/no experience, there could be the risk that they could be accidentally dropped or can cause injury in some way. We need to be sure that any guests you have are polite towards your pet and understand the rules when it comes to interacting.
Never Leave The Pet Unsupervised
Christmas trees and other decorations we put up during the festive season look tempting and even curious to pets. But many of these can become a potential hazard to our pets. Baubles and other tree trinkets are made up of glass or plastic that can break and result in sharp edges or cause choking and even injury. The exposed electrical wires can be chewed on, resulting in the risk of an electric shock. Make sure they are properly taken care of.
Avoid Using Aromatic Products
Many of us decorative light candles and sometimes use oil warmers in winters. It helps in creating a nice ambiance, making the room warm, as well as giving out the scent. However, the fumes released from these items can have some dramatic and even deadly effects on the sensitive respiratory tracts of some animals.
Need To Leave Pet during holidays? Make Sure They Have The Right Care
If you are going during the holiday season and it is not possible to take your pet with you, make sure that you leave them in experienced and capable hands. If you don’t have any friend or family member who can take of your pet, consider booking your pet into an animal boarding facility where trained professionals can deliver the care that your pet needs and you can go on vacation worry-free. Look for the nearest animal boarding facility, and see the feedback given by the people.
For more details on how to take care during the holiday call us today and book an appointment and get in touch with our expert vets.