Gone are the days when the family pet is relegated to the cold, dark backyard when the family gets together for a meal or gathering (thank goodness!). Instead, the pets of today are free to enjoy the fun and excitement of holiday celebrations right along with the rest of the family, whether curled up on the rug by the fire, resting in a warm lap, or begging for scraps under the dinner table.
As pet parents and animal lovers, it’s safe to say that most of us enjoy sharing our holiday shenanigans with our dogs, cats, parakeets, gerbils, and bearded dragon lizards. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that the holidays bring with them a special set of safety concerns for our pets. Before you get too deep into holiday-mode, take a moment to “pet-proof” your festivities with our simple tips.