The Key to Thanksgiving Pet Safety? Plan Ahead!

We are generally more successful in life when we plan accordingly. Sure, some things simply cannot be predicted, but when by operating foresight we can reduce unfortunate or uncomfortable circumstances. 

When it comes to Thanksgiving, planning the meal and the entire 4-day weekend is a serious effort. Where do pets fit in with all the visitors or traveling? Thanksgiving pet safety is a fine example of planning excellence, and we’re here to help you through it.

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Tinsel and Trees and Tidings, Oh My! Holiday Pet Safety

Holiday pet safety can help prevent a pet emergency

Along with spending time with family and friends, we are sure you’re including your best fur pal in some of the festivities. After all, tis the season to enjoy all the wonder and gratitude that the winter holidays can bring!

But holiday time can also pose risks for our pets. Planning and awareness are key to ensuring a happy, healthy holiday season with pets. With that in mind, Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital shares our best practices when in comes to holiday pet safety.

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The Difference Between Fun and Fear? Holiday Pet Safety Tips You Can Count On

The holidays are about many wonderful things but pet safety is always at the top of our list when this time of year rolls around again. While family, love, togetherness, gratitude, and community are collectively celebrated, holiday parties and gift-giving exchanges can reach epic proportions. Between the indulgent offerings table-side and the dazzling decorations, pets can be headed for a world of hurt. Keep your pet free from danger (and out of the ER) with our holiday pet safety tips.

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Calmly approaching the weeks between Halloween and New Year’s is an effort of pure will. The long lines at every store, increased traffic, and freezing cold weather are all part of a recipe for utter frustration and fatigue. And you’re not alone.

Pets pick up on our heightened levels of stress, fear, and anxiety and often react in kind. Watch your pet’s behavior closely. Even if it’s not overly obvious, they could probably use a movie marathon cuddled next to their favorite person (that’s you), a nice long walk in nature, or extra playtime. If you notice that your pet seems restless or anxious and think they could benefit from less activities or fewer crowds, please bring them home and stick to their regular routine as much as possible.

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