19 Dec Christmas Pet Safety Tips
At Christmas time, keeping your pets safe is important. As with any holiday, there are a few things to keep in mind. We’ve created this Christmas Pet Safety Tips article to help you and your guests make the all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas be less stressful on your pets. Your plans may or may not include CBD, but the Pet Health CBD product line may come in handy.
Remind Guests – No Feeding Pets from the Table
Your guests might love your pets as much as you do. Your pets might beg for a snack. It’s important to remind your guests of what your pets can and cannot have.
Make sure that your guests know not to give your pets any desserts, cookies or candy. Many of these items include chocolate and other ingredients that pets cannot have.
Your pets might have sensitivities or allergies to foods that might be served at your Christmas gathering. Make sure that your pets are only getting the meal that you’ve prepared for them.
If you plan to make CBD a part of your pet’s Christmas day, you can easily add a dose to their meal. You can also put their dose on a specially made Christmas treat or their favorite treat too.
Don’t Leave Pets Outside
This is one of our most important Christmas pet safety tips. In a majority of the country, it’s frigid at Christmas time. Sure, your cat might like tip-toeing around in the snow, but it’s only for a few seconds. Your dog might love to play in the snow and will surely need potty breaks. Even if your dog loves the snow and being out in the cold – limit their time.
Even though your home may be full of people, children and lots of noise, your pets are safer inside amidst all of the chaos. It’s okay to separate your pet from the gathering. If you have a kennel or baby gate to put across a doorway, you can easily keep your dog or dogs contained to one specific area. If you have large dogs, this is one way to help your guests stay safe so they’re not knocked down if your large dog gets excited.
Cats will typically hide when there is a lot of noise, so they should be okay. But, if your cat is the friendly and curious type – it might be a good idea to take some of his or her favorite toys and put them in the bedroom, close the door and let them play in there.
Giving your Pet CBD on Christmas
Why are we including this in our Christmas pet safety tips guide? It’s simple – Christmas is so busy that you might not remember if you gave your pet his or her dose of CBD at the normal time. It’s a good idea to keep a little sticky not on their bottle of pet CBD product and write down the date and time that you gave the dose so that you don’t forget. Make sure you do this before you give them the dose, because you might not remember to do it afterwards.
Since it is extra stressful for your pet on Christmas, changing the dose and frequency might be needed. If this is the case, use the smallest dose suggested in our CBD Dosage Guide for Pets and add an extra dose. Discuss this with your vet first though.
We hope that our Christmas Pet Safety Tips list is helpful to you this season. Your pets want to be part of the festivities. They want those table snacks. They want the extra attention. But, it can also be stressful for them. Make sure to give them the same amount of attention that you would any other day so they don’t feel unwanted, like they’re a burden or like you just don’t have time for them.
P.S. Make a batch of CBD Christmas Cookies for your Dog so they have something special and get a dose of CBD in the process. Make sure to mark the cookie down as a dose.