Pet Etiquette for Holiday Festivities Throughout the YearWhile celebrations bring good times and joy, they also present a number of dangerous circumstances to our four-legged friends. People traveling with pets often due well with a containment shelter, like our Portable Pop-up Kennel, to keep the exciting but stimulating environment from distressing your pet. Such distractions—cooking, cleaning, guests—create dangerous circumstances for our pets. Read below about how to keep you, your guests and furry friends safe on holidays throughout the year.
Stuff your Thanksgiving turkey, not your pet!
Overindulging in fatty foods can lead to an upset stomach or even a life-threatening condition called pancreatitis. Onions, grapes and raisins can be very harmful to our pets so be sure to pay close attention when using these ingredients!
Mind the Hanukkah candles
There’s no doubt candles can be dangerous if we aren’t cautious! Pets can burn themselves or knock over candles and create a serious fire hazard to all family members and guests.
Secure your Christmas tree
Make sure to anchor Christmas trees securely because a climbing cat or the wag of a dog's tail can easily knock over a tree. Clean up pine needles often and try to prevent pets from drinking water from the tree stand; especially if there has been added preservative.
Consumption of real and plastic eggs can be harmful to your pet. Artificial grass can also cause gastrointestinal problems or intestinal blockages that may require surgical intervention. And beware of Easter Lilies! These common Easter flowers are toxic plants and can be fatal if ingested by our furry friends.
Stress during the 4th of July and New Years
Never use fireworks around pets! Loud noises can terrify your pets and cause them to run away or even break out. Other hazards items include glow sticks, fun jewelry, lighter fluid and matches. And remember to use pet-friendly insect repellents and sunscreens!
Trick-or-treating on Halloween
Do not bring your pup trick-or-treating. They could get spooked by the noise and confusion of Halloween. Children you encounter may also be fearful of dogs. If handing out candy behind the door, be alert so pets don’t run out the front door.
Hosting or attending a party with your pet?
Some pets love visitors and behave very well; however others could be fearful or act aggressive with new guests entering the house. This is especially true when adding more animal friends. Temporarily containing your pets or visiting pets in Portable Pop-up Kennels can really take the stress out of social events.