Pets and Holiday Parties: Are They A Good Mix?

Pets and Holiday Parties can endanger pet safety

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the usual mix of parties and holiday gatherings with friends and family. And with over 70% of pet owners in the US now considering our pets to be family, of course most of us want to include them in the holiday frolicking.

But are pets and holiday parties a good mix? While holiday parties can be fun for you, they can be stressful for even the most well behaved, friendliest pet. What can you do to prepare your pet for a houseful of people when planning your holiday soiree? Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic explores, here.

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Deck The Halls: Pet-Safe Holiday Decorations

VRVC_000051508414_Large.jpgWith the holidays on their way, many of us are eagerly starting to decorate our homes. While the lights, greenery, and other seasonal decor can transform our homes into winter wonderlands, it can also expose our pets to a world of new risks.

You’ve probably figured out by now that your pet’s safety is of the utmost importance to us at Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic, which is why we’ve put together a holiday decorating safety guide with your four-legged-friends in mind. Continue…

Have a Pet-Safe Holiday Season

iStock_000031226378_LargeThe holidays are a magical time for people and pets alike. The decorations, food, and celebrations are exciting for us all. However, with all of the festivities, there are certain pet dangers that we need to be aware of.

Be sure to be cautious regarding these common pet holiday hazards and keep your pets safe this season.

Pet Holiday Food Hazards

During the holidays your kitchen is probably seeing more action than it has all year and, if you’re lucky, friends and neighbors are bringing by goodies galore. Be aware of some of the more common holiday food no-no’s for pets. Continue…