Celebrating the Holidays With Your Pets

There’s no question that Americans consider their pets family members. And it becomes even more obvious this time of year.

To help celebrate, here are a few things I do each year, some fun and some just necessary!

1. The Christmas tree is not for climbing or knawing at! Sprinkling ordinary household pepper on the lower branches will ensure that your pets keep a safe distances. Besides, you don’t want them unwrapping the gifts before the big day! Secondly, make sure that all electrical cables are well concealed.

2. There are great pet-centric stockings that will look awesome on display (trust me), along with others on the mantelpiece. Fill them with treats and small toys. There are also fun ornaments that you can buy with treats inside that you can use to decorate the tree and give your pet as a snack when everyone is gathered around.

3. Mistletoe kisses are my favorite! Of course it goes without saying that no one wants to kiss a cat with tuna breath or a doggie with liver breath, so make sure you stock up on dental hygiene products to ensure a fresh minty smell instead. Sergeant’s Pet Care Products makes a variety of pet dental products such as flavored dog toothpaste, breath freshening agents that can be added to the water bowl and dental treats.

4. If your kids put out cookies for Santa, it’s a great idea to put out some cookies for Santa’s dogs, too. There are also wonderful gingerbread-shaped cookies that are great for any dogs the elves may have back at the North Pole . Of course, if Santa forgets to take them, your dog will happily oblige and enjoy munching on them.

5. If you and your family love to play games around the fire, your pets can pawticipate! There are wonderful catnip toys and battery-operated mice for them to chase around and great puzzle toys for dogs that allow them to enjoy your company but simultaneously be engaged in a fun activity.

There are so many wonderful traditions celebrated during the holiday season that pets can take part in. Share your ideas with us in the comments below. And again, Happy Howlidays!


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