It's the most wonderful time, of the year! For everyone, except maybe your pets. While there is so much to be excited about as Christmas nears, it can also be overwhelming for a pet to have so many changes in a normal schedule. Of course, the season can come and go without a hitch, but you will want to avoid this disasters from happening:
1. The Tree
Ah, the Christmas tree. Beautiful to look at, but let's be honest, SO much work to put up, right? At least is it is our house! Once you have the tree up, make sure it's secure. This can be done by making sure it's securely anchored to avoid it from tipping over. Pets, especially large dogs, may put more weight on the tree by running and jumping than the tree can handle. Also, you'll want to avoid having things hanging from the bottom that may excite dogs and cats and encourage them to play!
2. Avoid Toxic Plants
According to Pet MD, the following plants are holiday plants that are dangerous to pets:
- Poinsettias (dangerous, but may not be poisonous)
- Holly and Mistletoe
- Lilies and Daffodils
- Christmas Cactus
3. Holiday Foods/Drinks
With family and friends visiting around the holidays, it can be so easy for things to be set down in reach of pets. Of course some things are okay for pets, while others should be completely avoided. With all the business, just try to make sure no chocolate, alcohol, medicines, etc. are left in the reach of pets.
We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!