Keep Dogs Safe During the Holiday Season

Holiday Season Tips for Pet OwnersThe holiday season is officially upon us, and it’s one of the most wonderful times of the year. As families and friends gather to celebrate, our dogs are often the life of the party!

If you’re a dog owner, the holidays can present some unique challenges when it comes to protecting your dog from potential harm.

You might need to go out of your way to ensure that your dog stays safe this holiday season. Here are some things you should do this holiday season to prevent problems with your pet.

Make sure your dog doesn’t eat anything harmful.

When you’re chowing down on holiday meals, you might be tempted to give your dog a taste. It’s okay to give dogs certain foods, such as a minimal amount of turkey or ham, but there are some foods, such as onions and raisins, that are toxic to dogs. Before you give into your dog’s demands and let them have a bite of your holiday meal, you should make sure that whatever you’re giving them is safe for them to eat.

Secure your Christmas tree so it doesn’t fall over.

Putting up a Christmas tree is a tradition in many American households, and you don’t have to stop doing it simply because you have a dog, cat, or other pet. Regardless, there’s a good chance your pet is going to be curious about your tree, so you need to make sure it’s secure and won’t fall over if your pet happens to nudge up against it. You also need to make sure you decorate it with ornaments that are pet safe. Certain ornaments might be mistaken for dog toys, so steer clear of putting those on your tree.

Avoid decorating your home with dangerous holiday plants.

There are all types of holiday plants that people like to put out in their home during the holiday season. Poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe are just a few of them. And while they will make your home look more festive, they can also potentially be harmful for dogs and cats. So consider using fake plants or doing away with plants altogether. It could help keep your pets safer.

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