Decorating the house is one of the fun parts of the Christmas season, and of course, the centerpiece of your Christmas décor is the Christmas tree. But when you have pets, it's important to consider their safety when you put up your Christmas tree. Pet owners often worry about their pets knocking over the tree and damaging ornaments or the tree itself, but you may not realize the dangers the tree poses to your pet.
If you recently adopted a cat from an animal hospital and the clinician who helped you fill out paperwork required to acquire ownership of the animal told that the cat was often secluded in their previous home and wasn't offered much companionship, resulting in the animal acting nervous when around people, you may be concerned about the pet adapting to your household. Use the tips below to help your pet grow accustomed to their new surroundings so that they remain content and comfortable.
Vaccines are an important part of keeping your pet healthy. They help to prevent some illnesses and be instrumental in helping to alleviate the symptoms of other illnesses. Unfortunately, some pet owners do not get the recommended vaccines because of myths they have heard about them. To make sure you have the right information, here are some misconceptions about pet vaccines and the truth:
Your Pet Is Not Boarded
Boarding facilities will often refuse to allow a pet to stay if it has not had all the required vaccines.
Lyme disease is a serious medical condition that can affect humans and dogs. If you've got dogs, and they spend time outside, you've got to take steps to protect them from this dreadful disease. Lyme disease is actually carried by ticks, which means whenever your dogs are exposed to ticks, it's potentially exposed to Lyme disease. You don't need to keep your dogs indoors 24/7, but you do need to take some special precautions to protect them from exposure.
The holiday season brings on many changes in your pet's home life. For this reason, it's important to implement new safety tips so that you can be sure your pet is kept safe with these small life changes during this time of year. Here are four little-known pet safety tips for the holidays:
Put Trash Where Pets Can't Find It: Any trash can that can easily be knocked over or one that can be dug through because it's short needs to be kept somewhere else.