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Keeping Your Dog Safe This Christmas & New Year ๐ŸŽ„

The Merry Season is upon us, and what an exciting & busy time it is for us all! But we mustn't forget about our furry four-legged kind in the midst of it all. Here is a few of our top tips on how to keep your best friends healthy and happy this festive season ๐Ÿถโค.



Christmas Trees


  • Make sure you are vacuuming/sweeping up needles regularly - they can be painful when they get stuck in your dogs paw! ๐ŸŽ„

  • Keep presents well out of reach so your little pooch doesn't help himself to an early treat.๐ŸŽ

  • Decorations should be out of reach while you aren't watching your dog, you never know what they will be tempted to chew โœจ



Food

  • Be careful where you keep food this party season, as many can be toxic to dogs. โ˜ 

  • Don't be tempted to treat your dog to a little Christmas pudding or turkey bits. Raisins and sultanas are very poisonous to dogs and can have a fatal effect when eaten by your dog. Also, turkey bones should be safely disposed of, if eaten by your dog they can cause severe damage to your dogs stomach as they can be so sharp. ๐Ÿ—

  • As easy as it is to leave chocolates lying around, always keep it out of the way of dogs as this also is very toxic to dogs. ๐Ÿซ

  • Instead of feeding tit-bits to your dog this Christmas treat them to a Lick'N'Mix instead! ๐Ÿ‘…



Winter Walks

  • You may want to stay cosy by the fire watching Christmas films, however your dog still needs exercise. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • If it is heavily snowing, you may want to keep your dog on a lead as they could come easily disorientated and could lose you. โ„

  • Don't let them walk on frozen ponds, the ice may not be strong enough to hold your dogs weight and if they do, don't go in after them, encourage them to swim back to you.

  • Avoid roads when walking as many of them will have been gritted and grit causes harm to your dogs paws and can erode the skin away. ๐Ÿพ

  • Avoid anti-freeze, it may be tasty to them but is highly poisonous so mop up any spills.


Party Time

  • If you are hosting parties this party season you may want to send your dog to a relative as they could get anxious around lots of new people, loud noises and need some time out from it all. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

  • This also may be the case if you are attending parties as you don't want to leave your dog for long periods on his own.

  • The bang of Christmas Crackers and loud music could upset your dog, so maybe leave him out of the way while eating your Christmas dinner. ๐ŸŽ‰

  • People love to set off fireworks at New Years Eve so be prepared and have the most relaxing environment for your dog if they don't like the bangs ๐ŸŽ‡



Remember - a dog is for life...not just for christmas! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & happy New Year from all at WuffitMix ๐Ÿพ

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