The holiday season is here. As you are making preparations to celebrate with your loved ones, you should not forget your dogs. Many things accompany the holidays, including parties, decorations, and, sadly, risks for our canines.
You must keep a watch on your dogs throughout the holidays, whether you’re burning Hanukkah candles or decorating the Christmas tree.
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Barxbuddy shares five useful tips that can help keep your dogs safe all through the holiday season.
- Be mindful of how people come in and go out of your house
Your pet may be able to get out of the home if visitors often open the door. You may want to keep your pet in a quiet area where they can’t escape when people come and go.
- Decorate in a way that is out of the reach of your dog.
Decorating for the holidays often includes a tree with many candles or an arrangement of decorative, seasonal plants. Regardless of how you celebrate, new sights, scents, and, sadly, tastes might be enticed by curious dogs.
If your dog tries to reach for your decorations, it could get damaged or even endanger the dog. For example, your dogs might not particularly like some of your decoration items.
They will only naturally be curious. This curiosity can spoil your work and, at the same time, harm the dog
- Keep their paws off the table.
You must keep your pet on his normal diet, even if it’s difficult. However, if you want to show him some love, offer him a unique gift designed only for him.
During the holidays, there’s no shortage of food. It’s safe to assume that your pets have seen this and are eager to get involved. Keep human food on the table where they belong. Do not offer your dog any of it.
Aside from chocolates, sweets like candies and cookies, the fatty trimmings from the Thanksgiving dinner are also dangerous for dogs’ gastrointestinal tracts. These include eggnog (cake), grapes (onions), and grapefruits (grapes).
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- Give your dog some Space
Make sure your pet has a spot to unwind away from the festivities. Even the most sociable among us need a break from time to time. Playing music or leaving the television on may also help muffle the noise of guests.
Other excellent hiding places are putting your dog in the garage or a bedroom at the rear of the house that visitors can’t access. You can also create cool spaces for your dogs.
- Dispose of the wrapping paper as quickly as possible.
Make sure your pet doesn’t consume any of the residues from Christmas morning present exchanges. There are several dangers associated with wrapping paper and ribbons for dogs, including choking and internal injuries.
Set up an appointment with your veterinarian if you observe any of the following symptoms in your dog: trouble going to the potty, vomiting, stomach discomfort, or lethargy. Make sure you toss away any paper that you don’t need.