The holiday season is upon us and we are so glad to have the opportunity to share this wonderful time of year with you and your pets. As you gather with friends and family this holiday, we would like to share a few tips to help keep your pets safe and healthy.
1. Supervise your dogs around candles, and other sources of open flame.
2. Keep holiday foods out of your dogs reach. Never offer your dog cooked bones of any kind, grapes, raisins, chocolate or anything with onions and garlic in it.
3. Remember if your dog is allergic to grains this includes grain found in table scraps. Unless your food is hand made from scratch, it almost certainly has corn in it. Be careful what you put in your dog’s bowl over the holidays.
4. You may know and love the family showing up at your house, but to your dog they may be strangers. Make introductions carefully and if your dog is too stressed, give him a warm, snuggly crate to rest in while the visitors are there.
5. Keep an eye on children around pets. Some children don’t know how to read dog language, and may not understand that the dog is feeling uncomfortable or scared. This is especially true for the younger ones!
We hope you have a wonderful holiday and that your pets enjoy it as much as you do. Merry Christmas!