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TOP FOUR TIPS FOR A DOG-GONE HAPPY HOLIDAY

Happy Holidays from 2 Paws Up Inc Pet Sitting

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. Thank you for being a part of 2 Paws Up Inc Pet Sitting. We are so very blessed to experience such wonderful clients and their pet families every day. Our goal is to help you in any way we can. We are always here for you and your pet family.

TOP FOUR TIPS FOR A DOG-GONE HAPPY HOLIDAY

In the rush of the holiday season it’s easy to get caught up in to-do lists.  This is the time of year that we do our best to squeeze in another hour into each day so we can finish the gift shopping, bake and trade cookies and ensure that the lists have been made and checked twice.

If you wonder which is end is up during this stressful time of the year, just imagine how your pet is feeling!

Throughout the year your pets thrive on your schedule and routine.  They find a way to be at your side whenever they can and they adore the time you spend together.  No wonder they’re prone to stress and even depression at this time of year (just like you).

Here are four tips for keeping all your household pets happy and safe throughout the holiday season.

  1. Keep the routine.  This time of year is full of parties, holiday recitals and a mad rush to get all the shopping done.  Since you can’t leave a note for your dog to make himself dinner or ask your cat to clean out her litter box, keep sanity in the household by doing your best to stick to your regular routine.  If it’s impossible for you to get home for your pup’s evening walk, why not hire someone to come by and make sure Rex is getting exercise and attention?
  2. Put it away.  While it might seem time-consuming to put wrapping paper and ribbons away when you’re just running out “for a second,” that second is all your cat needs to grab the ribbon and bite it.  This is potential choking hazard.  Or worse, your dear feline might get the ribbon caught in her digestive tract.  Not only is it painful for your pet, it’s painful for your wallet.
  3. Resist the urge. You’re likely treating yourself with nuggets of enticing goodies throughout the season.  Resist the urge to treat your pets to human food and extra helpings of their own food and treats.  Modifying your pet’s diet by heaping on helpings is at best going to result in weight gain for your pet and at worse can put them at risk for illness.
  4. Make time.  Throughout the year your pets are there for you.  They comfort you when you’re sad and they celebrate with you when you’re happy.  No matter the weather or the mood, you’ve got support.  Even if you’re schedule is radically altered during this season, find a way to spend quality time with your pets.  Your dog will enjoy even a short walk with you when you finally come home and your cat will appreciate extra cuddling, brushing or playtime.

These four tips are simple to execute and will ensure that you and your pets have a healthy and happy Holiday season.

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