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Have a pet safe Christmas

Top tips to help ensure your pets have a great Christmas

Christmas is great! There are presents, fantastic food and we get to spend time with family and friends. But, did you know that Christmas can be hazardous and stressful for your pets?

Festive food 

Festive food is delicious to us but to our pets many of it is highly toxic and dangerous. Chocolate, mince pies, Christmas pudding, onion gravy and alcohol are all poisonous for our pets and the bones from carcasses are a dangerous choking hazard. 

Keep your pets safe by making sure food is stored securely out of reach. Be prepared for any accidents by ensuring that you've taken out pet insurance.

If you think your pet has eaten anything they shouldn't have, stay calm and speak to your vet immediately.

Overindulging

It can be tempting to shower our pets with tasty treats. But extra weight gain can lead to health problems, so to keep your pet happy and healthy, keep treats to a minimum. If you do treat them to something extra, make sure the calories are accounted for in their daily food ration and feed them a little less for dinner.

Festive decorations

Festive food isn't the only hazard to consider around Christmas time, some household items can also be dangerous too. Some plants and flowers including poinsettias, holly, ivy, mistletoe and lilies can be toxic, so avoid these if you have pets.

Tinsel and wrapping paper might be tempting for your pet to play with but make sure they don't eat it! 

Help your pet cope with Christmas Chaos

Christmas is often busy and chaotic. Help your pet cope with the chaos by keeping to their normal routine, as much as possible.

Provide your pet somewhere cosy and quiet where they can retreat to and have their own space away from the festive excitement. When your pet is in their quiet spot, make sure they are left alone and not disturbed by children or other guests. For cats, you can give them some hidey-holes to retreat to in case they feel unsure. Try on top of wardrobes or under furniture even cardboard boxes can make good hiding places.  

Although Christmas is a busy time and there's a lot to do and people to see, be careful about leaving your pet alone for any period which might cause them distress.  

Advice for all

Keep a number of an emergency vet on hand in case of accidents or if your pet eats something they shouldn't.  

If your pet is on medication, stock up before the holidays so you don't get caught out.  

If you're going away over Christmas, be sure to make plans for your pets whether they're coming with you or not.

Published on Sunday 2nd December 2018

 

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Tortie DSH female, 10 years old.Pepsi is a gentle girl who really enjoys your company. She is cheeky, playful and affectionate, rolled into one. She is looking for a loving new family to take her into their hearts. She will be a gorgeous companion, happy to lounge around with you on lazy days, and enjoying entertaining you with her games. She would like a home as the only cat of the household, so she can relax and lap up all the attention.
Black and White domestic short haired female, 12 years old approx.Bertha is a kind natured girl and will make a lovable companion. Before being rescued Bertha lived as a stray and is now enjoying the feeling of being loved and cared for, but would like even more to add a forever home into the mix. She has improved massively since her arrival with us; she has gone from a very frightened girl to one who loves being with us and getting attention and fuss in her pod. She needs to be the only pet, in a quiet home. Whoever invites her into their heart will be rewarded with a very loving and loyal companion.
Tabby domestic short haired female, 10 years old approx.Molly is a dear little lady who is very affectionate and loves to sit on you lap and snuggle with you. She has come a long way since her arrival at the cattery after being a stray for some years. A kind lady had taken her in but was unable to look after her any more. She is now looking for a fresh start with an older family who can give her her another chance at finding love and companionship. She would like to be an only pet so she can lap up all the attention.Molly is currently with a foster carer. She is doing very well in her foster home. She is chatty and loving. Could you offer our beloved Molly her forever home? The cattery staff will be happy to give you more information about her.
 
Bluebell Ridge (RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121 (11am-3pm every day except Thursdays)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline Number: 0300 1234 999

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Bluebell Ridge
(RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121
(11am-3pm every day except Thurs)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline:
0300 1234 999