Christmas can be a wonderful time of year with a new puppy! In this blog, we'll dive into all things puppy-related during the holiday season. From safety tips to fun activities, I've got you covered. Get ready to create unforgettable memories with your puppy while keeping them safe and happy throughout the festivities. Let's jump right in and make this Christmas a pawsitively amazing one for you and your pup.
When it comes to celebrating Christmas with our furry friends, their safety is a top priority.
Christmas decorations: Keep an eye out for ornaments, tinsel, and other decorations that can be tempting for curious puppies. Place fragile or hazardous decorations out of reach, and consider using pet-friendly alternatives such as Soft Fabric ornaments instead of plastic or glass. Pet-Friendly garland, made from pet-safe material like felt or fabric. You can use wreaths made from natural materials such as pine cones, twigs,
or artificial foliage. Pet-safe candles such as flameless or battery-operated candles instead of real ones.
Electric Cords: Puppies love to chew, so be mindful of any exposed electrical cords from Christmas lights. Keep them safely tucked away or covered to prevent your pup from getting shocked. You can also use LED lights as an alternative as they don't get as hot and are less likely to burn your pup if he gets to one. Keep cords covered with tape or we use PVC piping to keep them in to avoid chewing.
Christmas Tree: Puppies love chewing on the bottoms of a Christmas tree or trying to knock off those dangling ornaments. So make sure to keep all decorations on your tree higher than what your puppy can reach to help deter them from being curious.
Food Hazards: Many traditional holiday foods can be harmful to dogs, including chocolate grapes, raisins, onions, and alcohol. If you want to share a festive dinner with your pup you can do plain meat such as turkey, ham or chicken just make sure it's boneless, skinless, and free of any seasonings or spices. You could also let them enjoy some pumpkin while you're making that delicious pumpkin pie or those sweet potatoes free of any seasonings.
Fun Festive Activities to Include Your Pet:
There are a couple of things you can do to
get you and your pet in the holiday spirit. You can start by dressing your pup up in a cute Christmas outfit or even a Santa hat and do a themed photo shoot. Find a cozy spot in your home or a beautiful outdoor location and snap some adorable holiday fun photos of your furry friend. You can use them to create a personalized holiday cards for family and friends.
You can also enjoy some holiday-themed DIY toys for your pup. Gather some old shirts, socks, and empty plastic bottles. Get creative stuff the plastic bottle in the socks with treats or create a crinkly toy using the plastic bottles. It's a fun and interactive way to bond with your dog while providing them with new toys to play with during the holiday season. So have a blast and get creative in repurposing old items for your pup!
I hope this gave you some tips and ideas on how to make the upcoming holidays a little more stress-free so you and your pup can start making unforgettable memories while staying safe and having a blast.