Keep you furry friends safe over the holidays.
While the holidays are a time of joy and fun, keep in mind that there are certain risks that your pets face this holiday season. Safeguard your furry family members by taking these safety precautions.
If you are using decorations such as tinsel and seasonal plants in your home this holiday, make sure you keep them out of your pet’s reach. Tinsel, ornaments, and holiday plants (holly, mistletoe, and poinsettias) can be dangerous if your pet consumes them. Additionally, you should also keep delicate ornaments and lit candles out of reach as well.
While your family can enjoy many delicious holiday treats, remember that many human foods are not safe for you pets to eat. For instance, foods like chocolate, raisins, tomatoes, dairy, and even turkey can be toxic for your four-legged friends. Even if a food isn’t necessarily toxic, many holiday foods contain too much sugar, salt, and fat to be a safe treat for your pets.
Give Them Space
If you are having a lot of guests over this holiday season, it’s important to give your pet their own little space away from all the commotion. Even the most relaxed animals can become overstimulated and stressed when there are a lot of new people in their territory. Because an anxious pet can become skittish, attempt to bolt, or even try to bite, it’s better to keep your pets in their own space when you are entertaining holiday visitors.
Keep these safety tips in mind to protect your pets this holiday season. Want another way to protect your furry friends and the rest of your family as well? Make sure you have the right insurance coverage to meet their needs. To get the right policies for your loved ones, contact the team at Westwood Insurance Agency. Our experts are ready to get you covered today.