Whether celebrating a holiday or ringing in the New Year, this is the season for celebration. Even with current events changing some of our traditions, there’s still reason to cherish your loved ones – including your pets! Keep reading to find our Top 3 ways to include your dog in the holiday festivities, and check out our Top 3 holiday hazards as well.
Top 3 Ways to Include Your Pet
1) Holiday Hike
If you’re looking ways to celebrate the season, try heading outdoors for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day hike. This can be a great way to spend quality time and bring along your pet, and breath in all that’s ahead in the New Year.
2) Dog-Friendly Holiday Bakes
If you’re a holiday baker, try setting aside some safe ingredients for your pet. Things like dog-friendly peanut butter cookies can be a great way to give Fido a holiday treat and make their biscuits a part of your holiday traditions.
3) Canine Carols
Have you ever tried singing with your pet?! We’ve met many dogs that love to join in on songs, and some pets even sound like they’re really trying to sing! Keep in mind that some dogs may love it and others may not, so be sensitive when starting your tunes. If they appear distressed, try another activity (or consider some voice lessons!).
Top 3 Holiday Hazards
Mistletoe and poinsettias are notorious hazards around the holidays. Both of these plants can be poisonous to dogs, and should be kept out of reach and disposed of properly.
2) Food and Drinks
Make sure to keep appetizers and alcohol out of reach from your pet. Whether celebrating solo or with a small group, alcohol, raisins, avocados and chocolate are typical platter favorites that can be harmful to your pet.
3) Christmas Trees
Although beautiful, Christmas trees can pose multiple threats. If you have an energetic dog, they could jump up on the tree and become injured if the tree falls – make sure your tree is secure and dog is monitored when near it. The ornaments on the tree can be hazardous as well, so we recommend staying away from décor that will easily shatter. And finally, cords from lights can be tempting to chew on and tree water can look very thirst quenching, so again, make sure your dog is monitored at all times when near the tree.
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