The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has arrived, and during this time many people can become caught up in overloaded schedules, party planning, hosting relatives, and travel plans. It can be easy to overlook your furry friends that lie, head on paws, observing the chaos in relative silence. As your attention is focused on family activities, your pets can inadvertently be put at risk, says Dr. Kerri Marshall, Chief Veterinary Officer at Trupanion, a leading provider of pet insurance in North America.
Dr. Marshall says that it is important during the holidays to pause and think of the unique needs of your pets. While other family members understand the chaos around them and can plan accordingly, our pets experience stress and anxiety with the unexpected break in their routine and can react in ways that are potentially harmful.
Below are some useful tips for additional preparation and awareness during holiday events and activities.
For many people, the holidays bring a chance to gather with family and friends to celebrate the season and toast a new year. Big holiday meals, festive décor, and a houseful of visitors that don’t understand the behaviors and needs of pets can create many potentially unsafe situations for pets. Dr. Marshall offers the following simple tips to help pet owners keep their pets safe. Please click here to continue reading the full article…