Happy Holidays from the Az Pet Professionals
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With the holiday season here many of us have deadlines for shopping, decorating and visiting family and friends which can all raise our stress levels, and our pets!
Microchipping your pet can help in it's return if they should escape. If your pet is not microchipped yet, all of our veterinarians provide this service. See our veterinarians here and schedule your appointment today.
- Inform your guests not to feed your pet table scraps. Feeding people food can be harmful and sometimes fatal to your pets.
- Keep a routine for your pet. Provide normalcy for them.
- Make sure your pet receives daily exercise. This can burn unwanted stress and energy making them more relaxed. A good dog is a tired dog.
- Give your pets plenty of One-On-One time.
- Keep purses off the floor and out of reach. Purses generally contain medications, sugary gum, mints or candy which are all dangerous for pets.
- Plastic beverage holders
- Electric cords and string lights
- Glass ornaments
- Ribbons and tinsel
- Foil and Rubber bands
- Artificial Christmas trees- Flock, branches, etc.
- Pine needles. If your pet ingests a pine needle there is a danger of internal organs being pierced by the needles. This may require surgical intervention and can be fatal.
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Cats love cat condos and play time too. Your feline friends need attention and playtime too, but make sure their toys are safe and please remember, no ribbon or tinsel. It may look fun to play with but ribbon and tinsel, as stated above, can become twisted in intestines if ingested.
If you are thinking about adopting a new pet please remember that many pets are adopted at this time of the year but for the wrong reasons. Giving someone the gift of a new pet is a big gamble. You may think it's a good idea but your friend may not. A pet might not fit into their lifestyle and the situation could lead the pet to being homeless once again.
Pets are often returned after the initial sentiment has gone. If you are serious about adopting a pet then this can be the perfect time but if you’re just doing it because it’s Christmas then it might be a good idea to revisit this after the holiday when you have more time to research which pet will fit into your family.
Az Pet Professionals want to wish you a happy and safe holiday season with your loved ones, both pets and human!