The winter holiday season is one of the most exciting times for pet owners and their pets. But along with the excitement comes a lot of danger for pets, like toxic treats, poisonous plants, lit candles, fragile glass ornaments and many more. But this downloadable holiday pet safety checklist can prepare you for any hazards that this season could bring for your furry friend.
Keep decorations out of paws reach
Christmas decorations are indispensable when it comes to making your home feel festive, but they can be dangerous to your pet. Our curious friends can be easily attracted to shiny ornaments hanging from the Christmas tree and therefore can easily break them.
There are many ways you can pet-proof your holiday decorations, for example you can hang your most treasured ornaments high up. But the safest way to decorate your house is to only use pet friendly ornaments.
Human treats can be toxic to pets
Probably one of the most common mistakes we can make is offering human food to our beloved furry friends. Christmas is a time of giving and sharing so we all want to treat our companions, but unfortunately, many human foods can be toxic to pets. Ingredients and treats like raisins, onions, xylitol and chocolate should be kept away from your pets’ reach as they can cause serious harm. If you want to offer them something special, make or buy treats formulated just for them.
Although the steps mentioned above are really important when it comes to your pets’ safety during the winter Holidays, there are many more things to keep in mind. We are sure you want the best for your furry family member, and for that you can use the checklist above which includes 10 more tips. Feel free to check it out every time you feel the need and your furry companion will surely be safe during this exciting time of the year.