Holidays can bring stress to all of us, and pets are no exception. When routines are disrupted and new activities occur, your pet may be the first to notice. Never fear, we're here to help! If you're going to be gone for extended periods of time, we can pop in and check on Fido and Fluffy to ensure they haven't gotten into something they shouldn't have as well as ensure that they get the food, water, and exercise they need!
While you're home, follow these tips to make the holidays more relaxing for everyone, including your companion animals.
- Shy animals can get stressed with the hustle and bustle of holiday
guests, so provide a quiet room where your pets can escape the hustle
and bustle. Provide plenty of food and water and let your pet catch up
on some Zs.
- Holiday guests may not know your pets' routines. If your guests
smoke, make sure they are careful with their cigarettes. Also, let them
know in advance whether they are allowed to give treats to your animals.
- As your holiday visitors come and go, there will be many escape opportunities for your pets.
Make sure that your pets always wear identification tags, have permanent identification (microchipping), and be sure to watch the
- Always keep your veterinarian’s number handy, along with the number of the animal poison control center, in case of emergency.