Holiday Home Pet-Care Tips
The holiday times add a certain risk exposure to some of our best friends – our pets. Being mindful of the season’s associated perils and the steps to avoid injury will help prevent mishaps.
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Pet Holiday-Safety Check-List
- Try to maintain your pet’s regular meal and exercise schedule.
- Do not offer holiday candies and sugary fare to your pet. Do not allow your pet to help itself to unattended platters or leftover party food.
- Keep your pet far away from any form of alcohol.
- Indoor trees should be fastened securely so that they will not tilt and fall over your pet.
- Keeping your pet away from the holiday tree, wiring and ornamental plants will ensure it does not ingest poisonous leaves, fertilizer, bacteria or hazardous substances.
- Instead of setting out the related toxic shrubbery, consider using artificial greens.
- Your pet can suffer damages to the digestive system if it swallows holiday tinsel. It’s wise to opt for a harmless substitute.
- Lit holiday candles are an easy – and dangerous – target for your pet. Never leave them unattended and take extra caution by setting them out of animal's reach.
- Give your pet time out from all the human activity and noise by reserving a quiet, non-threatening place to rest, relax and drink fresh water.
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Wagging tales and joyful yelps need special care. Ensure your pet gets it over the holidays with these tips from PRIME Insurance.