Enjoy Christmas With Your Dog!
It’s that time of year again where we are putting up our Christmas decorations and getting into the festive spirit! If we have a household of fur babies, we may be starting to think of how we can make sure our fur babies stay happy and healthy throughout the festive session!
Decorations and presents
Your furry friend may think tinsel and hanging decorations look like a fun toy to play but if chewed can pose the risk of shattering or causing obstruction if swallowed. It is worth while keeping an eye on how interested they become by your decorations.
If you decide to decorate your house with berries or mistletoes, make sure these are out the way of your curious friends’ noses!
As chocolate is poisonous to dogs any hanging chocolate or chocolate boxes left open can be a hazard to your dog’s health. You may find them a yummy treat but so will your dog. The only problem is dogs should not eat chocolate. It can make them very ill.
Don’t forget your furry friend!
During Christmas you may eat more than usual and fill up quickly on Christmas food. Why not use this an excuse to take your dog for a walk. You will enjoy this time out together and can walk off some of that chocolate!
With all the excitement of prepping, opening your presents on Christmas day and seeing friends and family please remember your furry friend will still be requiring their daily dose of attention, walks and daily care.
A dog is for life, not just for Christmas
It is very easy to say don’t give a pet as a Christmas present. If this is something you are considering, PLEASE do your research! This will not be a present you can just put in the under stairs cupboard once the excitement wears off. The festive season can get very busy and some new pets may find this a stressful environment to come settle into. It may be worth postponing your new pets’ arrival until the new year.
There are lots of dogs waiting in rescue centres for their new homes. Please consider giving a rescue dog a chance. These rescue centres will also be welcoming donations. Any time of the year you can do this but what a lovely Christmas thought to donate any blankets, food, treats or toys for the dogs in their care. They want to enjoy Christmas too!