Winter Holiday time is a celebration for dogs as well but it may also cause some unexpected dangers. Be smart and plan ahead to avoid trouble and have a relaxed holiday time with your best friends.
“Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun.”
All the interesting shapes, moving or noisy holiday ornaments are just the thing to catch a playful dog’s attention. This may lead to potential dangerous situations if the dog can get it’s paws or teeth on the ornaments. Baubles, wreaths, garlands and jingle bells are very interesting for puppies especially.
Christmas presents that are dangerous in a way or another should also be kept away from the dog’s reach. So don’t leave your presents unattended under the Christmas tree! Ribbons may also be a treat the dog’s will consider tasty and eating them might lead to serious problems.
If you suspect that your dog has eaten something harmful contact the vet immediately – don’t wait until the holiday period is over. White tinned asparagus is a good thing to have in your cupboard in case your dog eats something sharp. The fibers of the plant will tangle around the object and will serve as first aid.
Happy Holidays all dogs and humans!