Pet Care at Christmas
The Christmas festivities can be a stressful time for pets, so here are some helpful dos and don’ts to make sure you all have a Merry Christmas!
- Do remember to include your pet. With so many gift choices available, why not spoil them with a little something? Festive toys, treats and stockings are always well received; we even have empty stockings at only 50p each for you to fill with all your pets’ favourite things.
Don’t forget that all the Christmas excitement can be stressful for some pets. Pets should be allowed their own quiet space to retreat to away from all the fun and frolics.
Do try to stick to your regular routines for feeding, walking and grooming, this will allow your pet a sense of stability.
Don’t give your dog chocolate. Human chocolate can be toxic to dogs, even in small amounts. Be sure to keep any chocolate tree decorations well out of reach. Grapes, raisins and sultanas can also be very toxic, so Christmas cakes and Mince pies should also be kept out of paws reach. We all want to give in to temptation and spoil our pets, but any new or unusual foods may cause stomach upsets, so avoid dishing up turkey and all the trimmings! Most dogs will enjoy a raw carrot or apple piece to chomp on, otherwise stick to regular treats which always go down well.
Do enjoy spending extra time with your pets at this special time of year, a nice long walk followed by curling up in front of the fire – bliss.