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How To Ensure Your Pet Has A Safe And Happy Holiday Season

By vetsadmin | December 12, 2018

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The holiday season is all about fun and merriment. Your thoughts may revolve around the little things, starting from picking out the right gifts for your loved ones to redecorating your home, or finding the perfect holiday outfit. Some of you may get so obsessed with all these tiny details that surround every holiday that you might end up neglecting one of the most integral part of your family, your pets.

Holidays may be fun for you, but it can be a particularly stressful time for our pets if we aren’t fully paying attention. If you live in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and don’t want to spend your precious holidays looking for an Ivanhoe vet or a Reservoir vet at the last minute, then here are some helpful tips to ensure that your pet has a safe and happy time during the holidays.

No Pigging Out

You can pig out, but unfortunately the same rules don’t apply to our pets. It’s very easy to forget that there are a lot of everyday foods that our pets can’t eat, and holidays are all about having these foods on display. Such foods can include lollies, fruit cake, avocado, marinades, onions, ham and gravy. It can be very easy, especially for guests, to offer a small piece of seemingly harmless food to a pet with puppy dog eyes as a little treat, which can lead to harmful results.

Be Mindful Of Decorations

Decorations are always fun to put up around the house but we must keep our pets in mind. You do not want your pets to swallow something that ends up making them sick. For example, low hanging Christmas tree decorations like baubles or candy canes can be too hard to resist for some pets and can cause serious damage.

Pets are curious creatures, so be sure that all the items you use for decoration are pet-friendly and out of reach so your nosey little pets can’t sink their teeth into them.

Show Some Extra Love

Make things easier for you, and your pet, this holiday season with some simple preventative measures. Our pets are full of energy, so before your guests arrive it’s a good idea to take your pet for a walk.This way they’ll be calmer and more relaxed by the time your guests arrive. To avoid your pet feeling left out when it comes to treats, try making them their very own special treat that they can eat. Even setting up a quiet spot upstairs or out of the way where they can retreat to can give them a little break from the festivities.

To ensure the worst doesn’t happen and you aren’t searching for an Ivanhoe vet or a Reservoir vet at the very last minute, keep these tips in mind during this holiday season. However, if you do find yourself looking for a “vet near me”, download the Vets on Call app or book a vet online from our website to have an experienced mobile vet come straight to your door.All you need to do is fill in your details, select your preferred booking date, enter your pet’s details, select a vet in your neighbourhood, and make the payment to confirm your booking.Visit the website for all the information you need and to download the app.

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