After what has been a crazy year, we are all ready to make the holidays merry and bright. But seasonal traditions and treats can often be dangerous for our pets. Luckily, there are a few quick and easy steps you can take to ensure your holidays are jolly for us and our furry friends.
Mind the Tree!
Christmas trees, though a holiday staple, can also pose serious dangers for your pet. To avoid these, be sure to secure your tree to the ground to avoid it falling on your pet- especially if there are tempting ornaments and decorations. Also, be mindful of the tree water. The water often contains fertilizers and bacteria that could make your pet sick if consumed. Try to cover the tree stand to prevent your pet from drinking it.
Mistletoe is a Mistle-No
Mistletoe can also be dangerous and cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems if ingested. If you plan to keep the mistletoe in the house- make sure it is safely stored away from your pets.
If you are planning on hosting a holiday party, give your pets a designated quiet room of their own to retreat to. Stock the room with water and cozy blankets so they can feel comfortable and safe during the holiday festivities.
New Year’s Safety
The New Year’s noise can terrify pets and harm their sensitive ears. Though you likely cannot control the fireworks, you can prepare a safe area for your pet to hide in as midnight approaches. You can also give your pet CBD throughout the night to calm their nerves and ease anxiety.
As you prepare for the holidays, keep these tips in mind to ensure everyone remains safe and calm. You can shop our collection of pet-friendly products, and reach out to our staff if you have any questions. Wishing you and all your loved ones a happy holiday season!