The holidays can be a wonderful time, but no one likes to scramble to make last-minute plans. We have some tips to keep your furry family members safe, healthy, and happy this holiday season.

Make Sure They Have a Safe Place to Stay

If you plan to travel this holiday season, make sure you have a plan in place for your pets. Call boarding facilities in advance to ensure they will have room for your pet. If you have a more exotic pet than a cat or dog, boarding may not be an option. Ask a close family friend or neighbor if they would be willing to pet sit for the holidays. Add them to your Christmas shopping list as a thank you!

Make A Vet Appointment

Many boarding facilities will not house your pet if they are not up to date on their shots. If you are not boarding your pet, you may still want to consider a check-up. The colder weather and new visitors may have an impact on your pet’s health. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

Keep An Eye On Them

The holidays are full of bright lights, colors, smells, noises, and people. That may sound exciting to you, but it can cause a lot of stress to your pets. New Years’ Eve fireworks always cause a surge in runaway pets, due to the fear of the loud noise. Provide a safe, quiet location for your pet indoors if possible, to ensure they remain safe and stress-free.

Don’t Forget Them Christmas Morning!

Your pets have been good all year! Well, they try at least! Get them a nice new toy or treat to show them you care! They are sure to love it no matter what!