As you begin making your own seasonal plans, remember to include your 4-legged family members.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and all the holiday cheer can be stressful not only for humans but for animals, too. Make sure you consider the distinct needs of your fur babies by avoiding or at least reducing noise levels and the interruption of their schedules.
Think about how your pets react to: strangers in the home, all those tempting holiday decorations, you being “out and about” more than usual and lots of extra, yummy food around.
Even though your may be tempted, please do not give holiday food, which contains more fat and calories than they are used to consuming, to your critters. You want to watch their figures as much as your own!
Going away this season? Consider hiring a pet sitter so your “kids” get to maintain their normal routines and stay in their familiar home environment.
With a little forethought and planning, all can have a truly Happy Holiday.
Laura Sutherland is bonded and insured, a member of the Professional United Pet Sitters (PUPS) Owner of
WAG-N-TRAIN Pet Services, East Dallas’s premier pet care provider www.wagn-train.com 972-251-0553