The house is your pet’s core territory.
Changing the way it looks, sounds and smells may unsettle pets.
To help your pet cope, think about:
- Putting decorations and presents out of the pet’s reach, which decreases the
risk of chew hazards.
- Give your pet a place to retreat to, away from the madness. A crate is
ideal — the dog can remove themselves to a safe place when the festivities
ramp up. But don’t go overboard decorating the crate. This is the dog’s
space, not yours.
- Those festive, flashing fairy lights need power, which means extra cords
and wires trailing around the house.
- All it takes is one inquisitive pup who decides to investigate with their
teeth, and you’re heading for a trip to the veterinarian.
- Be sure to hide all cords out of the way or protect them with chew-proof
- If your pet does bite through one, protect yourself by turning off the power
supply before you rescue the pet.
Candles, Potpourri, Tart Warmers, Fragrance Oils
- If you think your house “smells like pets,” you might take out odor-masking
candles or other fragrance products to make your home smell “nice.”
- Be careful of any open flame or hot oils, toxic essential oils or potpourri —
and, of course, fireplaces or wood stoves.
- Again, holidays are not like a normal day. On a normal evening, you are
probably relaxing, monitoring your candles or wood stove carefully. On a
holiday, however, you’re cooking and entertaining.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS WITH YOUR PET
MAGGIE MAE-THE QUEEN OF SONSHINE KENNELS!!!!