Petco expert Dr. Marty Becker gives tips on how to keep your Christmas tree and holiday decorations safe for your pets!
Buster asked me to answer some questions about pet safety and comfort during the holidays. First of all, about pet safety. You want to make sure that when those people come to your front door and you're welcoming them into your home for the holidays that you keep them on a leash, or you keep cats contained so that they don't get loose. It's one of the most common times for year when pets get lost. As far as in the house, these pets might be begging at the table for some of those really delectable savory smells. They're wafting in on those smells. You might be tempted to give them the fatty trimmings off of the holiday ham or the turkey. Don't give it to them. Little bits of white meat or a little piece of lean ham is fine, but those trimmings cause a condition called pancreatitis. And at the least, you're going to end up on your hands and knees cleaning up a mess, and the worst a trip to the emergency clinic with a pet. And also, ask those people that come to your house to put those prescriptions up and away where pets can't get at them. They're curious. They counter surf. They end up cracking open those prescription vials. Second most common reason why people have to call animal poison control. And now for make itself greater for the holidays. Every pet deserves a toy. So you want to get them a toy or multiple toys that you can have for theirs for the holiday. You like that little bear, Lola. Also, as they get older, you can use toys like the silver tails toys that are blue and yellow. And those are the colors that can easily be seen by a pet even as their eyesight starts to fail. Like to also get them little treats, like the gourmet tails here. So they have their own little treats you can do on the holiday. Kong's are great to stuff and freeze as well. And as pets get older, we want to accommodate them. So stairs and ramps to make it easier to get up on the bed or get into a vehicle. Heated orthopedic beds, big beds with orthopedic foam on them are great. And also like to massage them. So all these pets like massage. You get the infrared massagers from silvertail. It's a little hand-held massagers that you can use on them. It only helps aching muscles and joints, but it's a great thing for comfort as well. Isn't that right Lola? For more information, go to Petco.com/holidays.