Christmas can be an exciting and also stressful time of year for you and your pet. Here are a few tips on how to best enjoy the festive period with your fur family;
Check that your pets vaccinations are up to date before going into boarding kennels. Most reputable boarding facilities require dogs to have had their C5 vaccine and cats their F3 vaccine.
Avoid giving pets christmas scraps - high fat foods such as pork crackling can lead to painful gastrointestinal upset and pancreatitis. Other common christmas foods that can lead to toxicity include chocolate, fruit cake, macadamia nuts and grapes - including sultanas!
There are also some non food items that can be hazardous to pets. Please beware of christmas lights and batteries that can cause electrocution, tangling and poisoning as well as small toys that may be ingested by curious puppies!
Travelling with pets is a great way to spend time with the family. Be sure to pack your pets essentials including; collar & lead, bedding, food and any medications with you. Ensure your pet has frequent toilet stops and access to drinking water during the trip and NEVER leave them in a hot car.
Lastly, whether your pet is travelling with you or staying at home - ensure your pets microchip details are up to date with your CURRENT address and contact phone numbers. Update your microchip details HERE