‘Tis the Season to Remember Holiday Pet Safety

Holiday pet safety can help prevent a holiday pet emergency

Few things can ruin a holiday meal or celebration faster than a pet emergency, and easy access to the many foods, decorations, and other potentially dangerous seasonal items can put your pet at risk this time of year. That’s why the team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital has put together some helpful tips for holiday pet safety.

Too Many Temptations

Big meals and gatherings centered on food are a given during the holidays. This also means food-related pet emergencies are common this time of year. While it can be easy to slack off when it comes to supervising your pet around people food, it’s important to make sure all food is kept out of reach and stored securely. Also double check that garbage bins are covered to prevent any post-meal snacking.

Resist the temptation to feed your pet table scraps, and ask your guests to do the same. Even small amounts of fatty or greasy food can lead to a dangerous and painful condition called pancreatitis.

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Deck the Halls: Decorations and Holiday Pet Safety

holiday decoration pet safetyAdorning our homes with lights, bells, baubles, and greenery is a beloved holiday tradition for families all over the world. But if there’s a pet living in your home, there’s more to consider than just where to hang the mistletoe.

Holiday pet safety is an important part of our seasonal planning, and certain decorations can put pets at risk for illness, injury, or worse.

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Hoppy Spring: Pet Friendly Easter Ideas

 

AIMSS_iStock_000059350762_LargeFrom plush bunnies to candy-filled baskets, Easter can be one of the most whimsical holidays of the year. As a family-oriented holiday, you may be looking for some pet friendly Easter ideas that keep your pet both safe and included in the fun. That’s why the team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital has compiled the following list.

4 Easy, Pet Friendly Easter Ideas

  1. Make a pet Easter basket. Easter baskets aren’t just for kids. Get creative and crafty by surprising your pet with his or her own bountiful basket (but don’t use plastic grass!). Consider including:

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