What’s in That Stocking? Only Safe Pet Presents, of Course!

Perusing the shelves or browsing online can only get you so far in the pursuit of gifts – and this is true for pets and people alike. Sure, you can surf endlessly and read reviews of similar-minded pet owners, but choosing new toys, treats, or gear can be a gamble. Also, without a little professional guidance, you could be placing your pet at risk. Believe us, we feel your pain. That’s why we’re confident in our list of safe pet presents that aim to satisfy and delight.

Gifts Galore

If your pet could talk, he or she would likely tell you that the only things on his or her holiday list are your time, attention, and snuggles. Of course, extra walks, visits to new places, and longer play times with favorite toys won’t hurt either. Beyond those important (and mostly free) offerings, there are some outstanding pet items out there, but are they considered safe pet presents? Continue…

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Panic and Pet Anxiety Over the Holidays

iStock_000077561627_LargeThe chaos of the holidays can be highly stressful for pets. Changes to the feeding or walking schedule, strange visitors, or new accommodations make it challenging to keep your pet calm throughout this busy time of year.

Although relatives and other visitors may be welcome guests, they’re still unknown to your cat or dog. Since it can be difficult to anticipate how your pet will react, exercise careful planning to help alleviate panic and pet anxiety this holiday season. Continue…

Just Say No: Keeping Pets Away from Holiday Food

wNatick_iStock_000064910983_Large.jpgHoliday food is meant to be shared with family and friends, and many of us consider our pets bonafide members of our families. However, most of the rich foods we typically enjoy during the holiday season should be strictly off-limits for our furry friends. Continue…