Almost everyone love Christmas. It’s the time of the year for us all to celebrate, enjoy seeing family and friends and have some downtime as well. However if you have a dog you should take care to ensure they have a good time too.
There are several potential hazards and issues that could crop up at this time of year that could cause your pet problems. Read on to find out more.
Be strict – no human treats
We hear of some humans offering their dogs a mini Christmas dinner to enjoy. Dogs should have a good-quality pet food all year round, and no treats from the table.
You should also make sure all food, such as selection boxes, nut selections and anything else left out for nibbles is well out of the way of your canine friends. Remember, lots of foods are poisonous to dogs and other animals and some can be fatal. Items such as chocolate, Christmas pudding, alcohol, raisins, grapes, mushrooms, garlic, onions etc. should never be given to your dog. Checkout our freshly made meals for your loved fur baby's feast
Keep other potentially-dangerous items out of reach
Christmas is full of things such as crackers, tinsel, tree decorations, christmas flowers and much else besides. Remember that items like these are not dog-friendly. Remember too that dogs like to chew anything they can get their teeth on at times! As such you should make sure you supervise them and make sure anything that could cause them harm is out of their reach.
Make sure your dog has a nice quiet space to retreat to at all times
Christmas is hectic for humans. Your dog may be incredibly sociable and lovable, but the chances are he will still want some alone-time every now and again.
Check on him if he disappears, just to make sure he is okay. If you have children in the house, make sure they understand your dog should be left alone if he goes off for a snooze.