Keep your pets safe during this Christmas season by following these 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.
- Keep human food away from pets. Avoid feeding table scraps to your pets.
- Never overfeed your pets with cakes and other fatty eatables.
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|