Christmas is a time for celebrations and gatherings with family and closest of friends . . . and, of course, that includes the furry family members as well. My three little Chihuahuas are always a part of the festivities, which starts with special baths, and grooming, perfume, bows and sometimes the festive holiday wear as well. That is their favorite part.
Our pets are a big part of our family unit and they can be lost in the shuffle of the cleaning, decorating and preparing for the big holiday parties. With all that hustle and bustle of decorating and preparing a huge dinner for the holidays, we need to be reminded of the things we need to be cautious of such as keeping foods out of reach that may be dangerous to our pets. That also applies to the jovial holiday decorations and candles that could be harmful as well. For cat owners, this can be a challenge as they climb everywhere, including up the Christmas tree. You need to be more cautious, keep things covered and be more aware of your cat’s behaviors and actions during the holiday functions.
For dog owners, keep all toxic and dangerous foods, candles and decorations way out of reach from your canine family member. Don’t forget about the beauty of holiday plants . . . and the dangers that they can pose to your pets. Poinsettias are beautiful and if ingested can get your pet very ill.
It is a hectic busy time with food, fun and tons of company. The pets tend to be overlooked amid all the stress and tension of the day in the midst of celebrating. Be prepared before the guests arrive so that it can be a happy and healthy celebration for all, including the precious four-legged family members.
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Have a happy healthy holiday and prosperous New Year . . . for you and all your loved ones including your beloved four-legged family members. Be happy and safe.
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