Bust out your pet’s “favorite” festive sweater, we’re ringing in the season with five expert tips for making the most of the howlidays with your pets!
- Plan ahead for safe travels.
More than 100 million Americans travel out of town during the holiday season. Does your travel buddy have four legs and a tail? Plan ahead to make sure you have all the details squared away before you hit the road. A little planning goes a long way toward an enjoyable holiday adventure with your best friend.
Leaving your pet at home? Puff & Fluff offers in-home pet sitting services.
- Finish your holiday shopping with pet friendly gifts.
Pets are never naughty on purpose, and the nicest of us deserve the nicest gifts. Plus, that hard-to-shop-for person on your list may just be won over by a thoughtful gift purchased with their beloved pet in mind. Use this handy howliday shopping list as a place to get started! And of course, shopping local is always a plus.
- Become proactive about howliday dangers.
Make sure everyone at your celebration stays healthy and happy! Avoid feeding your pets toxic foods like bones, gravy, garlic, and chocolate, and keep a watchful eye around decorative holiday plants, which can cause a veterinary emergency if ingested.
- Cure your winter blues by loving on your pet.
For a lot of people, holidays are far from the most wonderful time of the year. If you struggle with the winter blues, remember that you have one of nature’s best remedies at hand: a pet who LOVES you! When you love on your pet, your body releases hormones that improves your mood and helps your body recover from stress and anxiety. So give them all the pets! They deserve it, anyway.
- Give back to pets in need.
This is the season for giving! Spread a little cheer by volunteering at your local shelter, donating blankets and toys, and if there’s a space under your tree, consider whether you’re able to save a life by fostering or adopting a pet in need.
From traveling, to holiday dinners, to giving back and beyond, these tips will help you make the most of this season with the four-legged ones you love.
From all of us here at Puff & Fluff, we wish a very Happy Howliday to you and yours.