Tip on how to keep your pet safe this Christmas

Tip on how to keep your pet safe this Christmas

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Christmas can be a unsettling time for our pets. Stress, visiting relatives, and Christmas shopping can make it harder to keep an eye on our furry family members. Read these tips on how to keep your pets healthy and happy this festive season!

Tips on how to keep your pet safe this Christmas 

1. Arrange pet insurance: If you’re adding a pet to the family this Christmas, arrange pet insurance at the same time.  It doesn’t need to be expensive and could save a lot of stress and expense.

2. Stick to a routine: Although Christmas is a busy day, sticking to normal feeding and walking times, for instance, as this will help to keep pets calm and out of mischief.

3. Don’t let pets indulge:  However, tempting, don’t let your pets overeat, or give them inappropriate food as treats.

4. Take care with trees and decorations:  Falling trees and ‘decorations as snacks’ are amongst the top pet dangers at Christmas. Whether you prefer a freshly cut tree or an artificial one, make sure it is securely anchored so curious pets can’t knock it over.

5. Keep presents ad wrapping out of reach:  Cards, wrapping paper and ribbons ca all cause real problems if eaten by pets.  Keep present out of reach too especially chocolate.

6. Beware poisonous plants:  Unfortunately, many of the plants that appear at Christmas are toxic to pets – including Holly berries, mistletoe and poinsettias.

7. Turkey bones:  Keep your pets out of the kitchen at Christmas.  Turkey bones are as dangerous as chicken bones.

8. Christmas lights:  If you have a pet that likes to chew, be careful with the cords to all those lights framing your fireplace, etc.

9. Keep them calm:  If you’re having party, make sure your pets can escape to a quiet part of the house.

10. Be ready:  Check your vet’s Christmas opening hours and keep the surgery telephone number by the phone just in case.

We hope you and your pets have a lovely Christmas!

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