Posts in Category: Pet-Friendly Holidays
Between the gifts, the shopping, the cooking, the holiday parties, and the houseguests, the Christmas holiday can be as trying as they are lovely. Unfortunately, your pets can sometimes feel the stress of the season, too. Even during the busiest time of year, it’s important to make sure to keep pet safety in mind. The team at The Pets Place Animal Hospital has put together these tips for a pet-safe and stress-free Christmas holiday:Continue…
The holiday season is fast upon us, and for many families that means it’s time to dust off all those boxes of seasonal decor.
Maybe it’s a collection of ceramic pumpkins, tinsel, or Christmas tree lights? Maybe it’s that cheesy and somehow terrifying scarecrow your partner insists belongs by the front door? Anyway, the point is, to make sure your fun and festive decorations don’t unnecessarily put your pet in harm’s way.Continue…
The holidays are synonymous with festive celebrations, parties, gift giving, and fun with loved ones. And since over 70% of us consider our pets to be family, it’s only natural that we want to include them in the fun, too.
If you need ideas for how to have holiday fun with pets, keep reading! Our team at The Pet’s Place Animal Hospital is sharing some safe and wonderful ways to celebrate the season together.
Holiday Fun with Pets
There are many ways to get out and about with your pets, even in the wintertime here in sunny California. Check out these holiday and winter outing ideas:
Whether it’s the search for the best Game of Thrones costume, or the pursuit of the spookiest Halloween cookie recipe, we can definitely get a little distracted from our normal routines this time of year. Coast to coast, we immerse ourselves in as many as seasonal offerings as possible.
The Halloween festivities are all in good fun, of course, but our pets don’t know that. Even the most even-tempered pet can get pretty freaked out by all the noise and confusing decorations. A mindful approach to Halloween pet safety is not only critical for your pet’s well being, it’s important for yours too!Continue…
Most people look forward to summer firework shows and thunderstorms, but their pets may have other opinions. Sure, you might see some pets at different inland empire events this summer, but it’s unlikely that every single one of them will feel relaxed and happy to be there. Pet noise anxiety can be overwhelming, but it can also sneak up on unsuspecting pet owners in search of a good time.
Helping you support your pet’s health and safety is our top priority. Our go-to tips aim to help you prepare for the coming assault on your pet’s mood and wellbeing.Continue…
The holiday season has arrived, and if you’re like us, you want to lavish attention and affection on your pets more than ever during this time of year. We’ve found that the best way to include your fur friend in the holiday festivities is to give them gifts they can enjoy. And if you like buying for your pet, you likely know that most gifts are not only for the pet, but for the owner (ahem!) as well.
Read on for our best ideas for gifts for pets and their people.
Wrap Up Excitement
With numerous ways to entice your pets to have fun, there’s no shortage of excitement during the holidays. May we remind you to leave all pet treats (and people food, for that matter) in a safe and secure location, not under the tree, until you’re ready to unwrap the gift and go to town. Edible gifts in particular should be kept out of pet’s reach until the moment you give it.Continue…
The weeks between Halloween and New Year’s are arguably the most meaningful, dazzling, and fun, but that doesn’t mean we get to simply sit around and watch the holidays go by. Instead, we’re all booked solid with parties, shopping, gift exchanges, and cookie swaps. In the midst of all this frenzy, what is a pet to do with themselves? Without a proper nod to holiday pet safety, they could find themselves in danger.
First, the Food
The spotlight during the holidays is, of course, aimed at the endless varieties of food covering every possible surface. Many pets ignore the sheer volume of goodies, while others are overwhelmed with all there is to see, smell, and sample.
The foundation for all other holiday pet safety hinges on food awareness. In general, do not allow your pet access to the table, kitchen, or garbage can. Without rapt attention to your pet’s location, their proclivities for savory yum-yums could qualify them for a bona fide pet emergency.
It’s easy to get swept away by the merriment and festivities of the holiday – what with all the tree trimming, menorah lighting, decorating, and – did we mention – food? And presents?
However, for our pets, the season may also deliver some hidden risks and dangers. To help you create a safe holiday for pets, we’re offering some tips for protecting your furriest family members.
As Thanksgiving approaches, many pet owners will be adding their pets to the list of things they are grateful for. Pets provide us with so much joy, love, and companionship, that it’s understandable to want to include them in our important family events, including sharing the big Thanksgiving meal.
When we think about sharing table scraps with our pets, foods that are potential pet toxins may come to mind. However, even small amounts of non-toxic foods can trigger a dangerous condition called pancreatitis in pets.
Pancreatitis in Pets
The pancreas is a large organ located just behind the stomach and the entrance to the small intestine. A healthy pancreas has a variety of important functions, including the secretion of insulin and digestive enzymes. Pancreatitis in pets occurs when the pancreas becomes irritated and inflamed, triggering a host of digestive problems, as well as negatively impacting the surrounding organs. Continue…