It is always the best time of the year …with lots of FUN
activities, family gatherings and festivities everywhere.
Many celebrate numerous holidays during this time of the year.
My family and I celebrate Christmas.
unsafe situations with Christmas trees, holiday lights and sugary treats.
Believe ME! It can happen in just seconds and unexpectedly.
by Joel Silverman
1. Try to keep your dog from exploring around the Christmas tree, be aware of what he is doing
and make sure that he is not eating or chewing on any ornaments, cords, branches or other
2. Keep the lights off and unplugged when you are away from home. In the event your dog does
chew on a cord, he will not be injured or shocked by the electricity.
3. Be aware of all the items you put out around the house during the holidays, including candy.
Holiday Gatherings/Keeping your pet on the right diet
1. When you invite guests over, make sure they do not feed your dog people food.
2. Little bites of food coming from dozens of guests can add up to more than your dog can
handle and could make him sick.
3. One suggestion is to keep him calm and your guests happy is to put your best friend in a
separate room during your holiday party.
4. One way to keep your pet safe during the party, but still not completely isolated from the fun
would be to have a few of the guests give your dog some treats such as Bil-Jac before the night is through.
Pets as Gifts
1. The selection of a new pet is an important process, and not a split second “gift” decision
2. The person that needs to be involved is the person that will be owning the pet.
3. Many dogs end up in animal shelters and humane societies because they were given as a gift
and their owners weren’t ready for the commitment.
4. Few people have time to take care of a new pet around the holidays.
5. Instead of giving a pet, give a coupon or gift certificate from your local humane society.
Joel Silverman is the author of new book What Color is Your Dog? and host of Animal Planet’s Good Dog U. For over 25 years, Silverman has worked behind the scenes training animals for movies, TV shows and commercials. He has appeared on national programs such as CNN, MSNBC and FOX News, along with hundreds of local morning news programs. Silverman has offered advice on pet care and training based on his lifetime commitment to the welfare of animals and their special place in our lives.
These Pets Holiday Tips are straightforward and
I can not emphasized more the importance of celebrating a
happy, safe and healthy holiday with your pets.
Lastly, I would like to share some weekend photos.
They are Jack Frost and her mother Dancer.
Check out Dancer’s antlers. WOW!
Dancer did not want to be photograph, she stuck her tongue out. LOL!
The handsome horse name is Jake. I was a bit scared of him. Woof!