To Have a Happy Holiday with Your Woofy
Planning to share the joy of the holiday season with your furry friend? It can be an exciting time for all, but there are a few pet holiday hazards to keep in mind.
- Holiday food: Your pup would love a table scrap or two, but holiday food is too fatty and spicy and may affect his diet. Turkey bones pose an even bigger hazard as they can splinter. Skip the holiday meal and give them a special dog treat instead.
- Poinsettias & holiday plants: Holiday plants add festive décor, but they can be toxic. Avoid mistletoe, holly and other holiday plants or better yet, use artificial varieties.
- Holiday candles and lighting: Don’t underestimate the dangers of lit menorahs and holiday candles. Fires are caused every year by dogs knocking over lit candles. Secure all electrical cords as well.
- Holiday stress: While it’s the season to visit with family and friends, guests and noisy holiday celebrations can also stress your woofy. Give them a quiet room or area where they can retreat, get food or water and stay away from the activity.