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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.

Electric Cords

  •  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
    covering.
  •  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!!!!