Animal Christmas: How to have a safe holiday with your animal?
Noel des Animaux: The Christmas tree sparkles, all the gifts are wrapped up, New Year’s Eve menu selected… everything is ready for the end-of-year celebrations to go well. If for us humans, this period helps to celebrate, it represents danger and discomfort for our four – legged companions.
Toxic food, dangerous decorations, stress : Here are some tips for having a safe holiday with your dog or cat.
1. Animal Christmas: ChristmasChristmas tree decoration: Watch out for garlands and chocolate decorations!
First, bring up the tree that sits in the middle of the living room and make sure it is stable! Be aware that theA Christmas tree is not incompatible with the presence of a pet however, certain precautions need to be taken.
Watch out for Christmas decorations! Glass balls, chocolate decorations, garlands, electric wires… Your dog or cat can ingest all these decorations that make your tree fun and cause occlusion. Be especially vigilant about fragile things that can break, and expel fake snow, and other toxic products … In order to minimize the risks, your cat must have fragile decorations outside.
2. Christmas table decoration: Watch out for poisonous plants!
Wreath made of yew, mistletoe, poinsettia, holly … These winter plants that decorate our Christmas tables are unfortunately toxic to our dogs and cats. Make sure your pet can’t approach it.
If your dog or cat has a bad idea ingest them or get them a bite to eat. He is at risk of becoming ill.
Rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, depending on the ingested plant the reactions are different. If your animal has poison, go to the nearest veterinarian as soon as possible.
3. Food: Do not share your food with your pet!
Is he looking at you with exciting clothes, wanting a little turkey or a salmon slice on you? After all, he is entitled to a small fair for Christmas.
Above all, don’t let the hero move you while you enjoy your festival! Because what is good for you is not necessarily good for him.
Be careful with very salty dishes! Dose too high,salt can be dangerous for your dog or cat. Keep them away from turkey and small bones, just like chestnuts and chestnuts that can be caused by phenolic substances diarrhea, vomiting and other abdominal pain.
Other food to avoid for our friends, dogs and cats: an chocolate. Popular foods for the holidays and for our 4-foot companions who cannot eliminate the existing thermobromine. In high doses, it can induce death.
But, make him happy by giving him a treat!
Learn more about toxic foods for our pets.
4. Keep it calm!
Like every year, you celebrate Christmas with your family. A strong animated moment that calculates with noise and turmoil. So plan a quiet place for a little companion to isolate himself. Moments of high demand can be stressful, especially when children are too invasive!
Be aware that you can use products to tap it during this festival. Not only do they avoid aggressive behavior, hyperactivity or urine spraying. Do not hesitate to seek advice from your veterinarian.
5. Be careful when unpacking gifts!
You only have to hurry to return the gifts. During de-boxing, stay away from your pet or make sure you keep an eye out for them at all times. Confetti, ribbons and other wrapping bits are dangerous for your little companion who is able to accidentally ingest them.
Make sure to celebrate the end of the year with our little companions without danger. But if you follow these few tips, you will succeed in having a good time in the company of your little one.