Visit our animal hospital Gilbert AZ to find out how to keep your pets safe this holiday season. In the spirit of giving and love, pet owners often get their pets cute little holiday gifts. While there is nothing wrong with this and the pets are very fortunate, it’s important to buy the right gifts to prevent any harm that may accidentally occur.
- When buying gifts for you pets, consider gifts of comfort such as an orthopedic dog bed. This type of gift gives your dog two gifts in one – comfortable, cozy rest and something new and fun. These are especially appreciated by senior dogs.
- Dog treats and snacks are also popular holiday gifts for our pets. Our Animal hospital Gilbert AZ staff recommends checking to see that treats are made with quality ingredients. It’s often a good idea to find goodies that are made in the U.S.A. because our country has more control over what is put into our pet’s food and snacks.
- Also with treats and snacks, be careful for choking hazards. Things like pig ears or even sweet potato chips can be hard and crunchy and potentially cause breathing issues if large chunks are swallowed. This also applies to other chew pieces like deer antlers, rawhide and cow bones. Most importantly, always keep an eye on your pet while they are chewing anything. Choking can happen at any time.
If you have questions about safe and appropriate holiday gifts for your pets, call us at Anasazi Animal Clinic. Our animal hospital Gilbert AZ staff would love to meet you and your pets to get and stay on the path of happiness and wellness. In the meantime, let’s make sure we keep our pets safe this holiday season. Be careful of what you give your pets and keep an eye on them while guests are around. From us to you, happy holidays to you and your furry friends!