Protect Your Pet From Holiday Hazards This Winter in Your Apartment at the Enclave at Woodbridge
If you’re an animal lover and a pet owner, you know the strange things that your pet can get into and the odd things they find to play with. The holidays are particularly hazardous to pets, as new shiny objects that can harm them are placed all around the home, candy abounds, and travel and get togethers can throw off their routine. Here are some tips to keeping your pet safe.
- Watch your dog closely outdoors. The weather can be cool for smaller dogs, so consider a sweater. If the ground is exceptionally cold, consider paw covers.
- Tape down all electrical cords, and if chewing occurs, spray with bitter spray (or sprinkle cayenne pepper one them). Otherwise, your dog/cat might trip over the wires or chew them.
- Holly, poinsettias, lilies and mistletoe can be poisonous, and pine cones and needles can injure a dog’s mouth and stomach. Keep these items out of reach.
- Holiday trees pose lots of hazards, including climbing cats, dogs knocking them over, and edible ornaments for curious pets. Beware of where and how you decorate!
- Ensure that animals have a quiet, safe place to go to during holiday parties.
We hope that you and your pet have a safe and wonderful holiday at Enclave at Woodbridge. If you have any fun pictures or photos from the holidays, post them on our Facebook, or, if you have a fun story about an animal adventure around this time of year, tell us in a comment.
Photo credited to Zach Klein.