Tips for keeping your pets safe at Christmas

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Tips for keeping your pets safe at Christmas
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  • Choose Christmas decorations that are labelled non-toxic
  • Keep cables from Christmas tree lights out of reach or get a cable guard they can’t chew through, because rabbits, cats and dogs will try!
  • Vacuum regularly to reduce the risk of real or fake pine needles being ingested by your pet
  • Don’t give your pets chocolate, it contains theobromine which is toxic to dogs and other pets
  • Don’t use edible decorations on your tree, they will be sniffed out and pulled down
  • If a gift contains food or chocolate don’t leave it under the tree. Your pet might open it before you get the chance and eat something that’s dangerous to them
  • Christmas plants may look pretty but poinsettias, mistletoe, holly, amaryllis, ferns and pine sap are poisonous to cats and dogs
  • If you’re having guests, make sure children are supervised when they are near your pet to avoid injury to either party
  • Create a safe space for your pet – perhaps a spare bedroom or utility room – where they can escape the commotion. Put food, water, toys and a bed in there
  • Make sure all visitors know to close any doors, windows or gates to stop a panicked pet making an accidental escape
  • Don’t give your pet turkey or chicken bones – they can splinter and cause serious issues for your pet
  • Keep up your pets regular feeding and exercise routines to minimise upheaval
  • Long walks will tire out your dog and stop them getting bored or disruptive
  • Don’t choose the festive period to try your pet on a new diet. Stick to their usual routine as much as possible to minimise stress at this busy time
  • Rather than feeding them potentially harmful festive foods, why not involve your pet in the fun by treating them to a toy, collar or new bowl
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