Bells and bobtails ring, making spirit bright, here is Christmas making our lives delight! Aren’t the surroundings wonderful? Christmas spreads positivity with its arrival and not only children but we too wait this time of the year impatiently. However if you are a pet guardian then it may be a bit difficult to pull up things as you planned. You may have to decorate and plan things keeping your furry friend’s safety in mind. To make things easy and distress you in the hectic Christmas schedule, we have listed some of the most important tips to have a pet-safe Christmas:
Christmas Tree Safety Tips- It may not be all sparkly!
Yes, Christmas tree has its own beauty and you may want it to place it in the middle of the room. However, it can turn out to be a danger for your pets. Therefore it is safe to put your tree in a corner, safe from your pet’s eyes. If your furry friends cannot stay away from the tree even after placing out of their sight, place something that would create noise like plastic bottle filled with knick knacks or aluminum foil that alerts you if your pet is around.
Have you placed or planning to place tinsel on your Christmas tree? Tinsel can give a sparkly touch to your tree, but you may need to hang it up where your pet cannot reach. Cats love sparkly things and have an unusual attraction towards tinsel. If you own one, avoid using it. Tinsel can potentially block the digestive tract of pets if ingested and has no other remedy than surgical removal of it.
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Lights and other ornaments are better off on the higher branches of the tree. Your pooch or kitty can get tangled in the lights which can be dangerous and may cause dangerous burning accidents. Ornaments are a choking hazard and may cause paw and mouth injury if broken. Make sure you pick off everything off the floor.
Holiday Food Dangers- Skip these things in the platter!
Sweets can undoubtedly make your Christmas merry, but it is certainly not the thing for pets. By now, you must be aware of the dangers that chocolate or lactose filled treats could pose for your canines and felines. So make it a point to keep your sweets and chocolates away from your pet’s reach and that there are no unattended plates during this season.
If you feel guilty that your pet is just sitting while you are savoring Christmas dinner and thinking of tossing a leftover bone to him, do not! Do not feed human food full of fat and spices, and bones too should not be fed to your canines. This could pose a choking hazard and put your per’s life in danger.
Of course there would be cocktails during the best time of the year, isn’t it? However you may need to be careful with alcoholic drinks when you have a furry companion at home. Do not leave the drinks unattended as its ingestion may make your pet sick, weak and pose other serious issues like respiratory failure or slipping into comma.
It is always better to take care of things beforehand rather than making your pet and pocket suffer later. Do not forget your pet’s safety in these merry festivities. Have a safe Christmas and happy holidays!