Becuase Christmas is a mere day away, I thought that I would give a few tips to those who have a fur-baby in the house to help them have a Merry Christmas or happy holiday as well.
Holiday costumes may be adorable one your dog, but if it has a rubber band to hold it on, remember that rubber bands can embedded themselves into the skin if left on too long. Plus, your dog or cat could eat it and cause intestinal issues.
Confetti and noise makers are fun for humans, but not for pets. Noisemakers can hurt their delicate sense of hearing. Confetti falls in the same category as the rubber bands -- tummy trouble is no fun!
Chocolate is fatal to both dogs and cats.
The scents coming out of the kitchen smell good to your four-legged friends as well. Make sure that pots, pans and containers are not close to the edge of the counter -- it's very easy for dogs or cats to allow their curosity to get the best of them and tip them over -- causing a big mess and potential for injury.
Bones are dangerous as are human seasonings. Don't be tempted to feed people food as a treat.
Most of all, DO NOT give an animal as a gift UNLESS you are "paws-itive" that the recipient will love and care for them.
Have a merry and safe Christmas!