Keep current identification on your pet at all times. With the rush of the holiday season, it's all too easy for a pet to become lost.
Avoid feeding pets leftover holiday food; discourage friends and family from doing the same.
Feeding your pets such foods can cause abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea, none of which are welcome during this festive weekend. There are plenty of treats that you can give your pets that are good and safe for them.
Dispose of aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and wax paper from holiday foods. If swallowed, it can cause an intestinal obstruction.
Make sure that your garbage is secure and your pet cannot get into it.
Maintain your pet's regular schedule for feeding and exercise.
Be aware of his daily routine and expectations to reduce unnecessary stress.
Pay as much attention to your pet as usual so that he/she will not feel neglected or insecure.
Provide a quiet refuge for your pet. The holidays bring in many unusual sights and loud noises that may frighten and stress your pet.
Give your pet time and space to settle down or take a nap.
Provide a toy or treat to keep them occupied. There are holiday toys and treats to keep up with the spirit.
You can give your pet anti-anxiety aids like HomeoPet Anxiety to promote a sense of calmness.
Many plants are poisonous to cats and dogs. Make sure these are inaccessible to your pets.
Keep your pet home and away from large crowds. Pets can become stressed or lost in crowds.
Menorahs, candles and liquid potpourri pots. Fire and burns are not the only threats to pets and households. Scented items can also be harmful, especially to birds.
The ingestion of inappropriate foods, tinsel, ribbons or garlands can cause sickness or obstruction.
Fragile items such as glass and other ornaments pose a threat.
Electrical cords, heated decorative bulbs, hooks, and a wide variety of other adornment items create temptations. Use pet deterrents and barriers for protection such as the Bitter Apple Spray for dogs or Sticky Paws for cats.