Tuesday, 12/14/2021

Keep your pets safe during this Christmas season by following these tips:

Christmas pet safety tips

Keep Emergency Care Contacts Handy

Keep the contact details of an emergency veterinary clinic handy. You can contact the clinic in case of emergencies.

Microchip Your Pets

Get microchips and identification tags for your pets in advance. That helps to search for a lost pet.

Food Safety

  • Keep human food away from pets. Avoid feeding table scraps to your pets.
  • Never overfeed your pets with cakes and other fatty eatables.

Fireworks Safety

If you are planning to light fireworks, keep your pets away. Clean the debris after the celebration.

Keep Your Pets Away from Christmas Decorations

Decorate your Christmas Tree, preferably in a corner. Keep your pets away from the decorations and electric lighting.

Have a Safe Space for Pets

Create a peaceful space for your pets to let them stay away from the chaos.

Precautions Regarding Guest’s Pets

If your guests are bringing their pets, inform them about your pets. Beware of allergic and exotic pets.

Keep Your Pets Away While Gift-Wrapping

While wrapping your gifts, keep your pets away. Gift wrapping paper, ribbon, cloth, and strings may cause intestinal blockages if your pet swallows them.

Don’t Let Your Pets Out.

Watch your exits and ensure your pet doesn’t get out due to fear or aggression.

Dispose Of Trash Responsibly

After the celebrations, clean the living space and yards. Dispose of trash to keep it away from the reach of your pets.

Puppy’s Age Recommended Vaccinations Optional Vaccinations
6 — 8 weeks Distemper, parvovirus Bordetella
10 — 12 weeks DHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus [hepatitis], parainfluenza, and parvovirus) Influenza, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease per lifestyle as recommended by veterinarian
16 — 18 weeks DHPP, rabies Influenza, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis, Bordetella per lifestyle
12 — 16 months DHPP, rabies Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease
Every 1 — 2 years DHPP Influenza, Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease per lifestyle
Every 1 — 3 years Rabies (as required by law) none