Wednesday, 16 December 2015

My DOG safety tips at CHRISTMAS, In partnership with PETPLAN

The season to be jolly is here, most people have plans of sorts, maybe you are going away, expecting visitors, family and friends.  There is so much to do.

On occasion our pets can be over looked.  We forget it's their home too.  Our pets do have their routines and if every day situations change, their behaviour can change too.  Being naughty, ripping things apart, digging the garden up, hiding away, not eating, being grumpy.  Could be some of the key signs to look out for.        

Tyson means the world to me, I do try to be a responsible owner.  Here are my top tips for looking after your dog during the Chritsmas Season:
  •  Don't put chocolate decorations on the Christmas tree
  •  Keep presents out of reach
  •  Ask relatives/friends if any food has been wrapped 
  •  Don't over feed you dog leftovers
  •  Be cautious of cakey treats, such as mince pies, these contain raisins (also grapes are toxic) poisonous to dogs.  It would be advisable to stick too yummy dog treats 

  • Make sure harmful foods are kept high out of reach
  • Poultry carcasses (cooked only) are dangerous to be fed to dogs, they can splinter and puncture their insides. Stick to RAW bones.  
  • Booze any kind is dangerous, make sure guests are aware to watch their drink is not being drunk by your dog.
  • Buy your dog his own presents to open
  • Ensure your dog has their own comfortable quiet place
  • Take them for regular exercise
  • As its starts to get colder, especially for the short haired dog, ensure they are warm on their walkies
  • Visitors with small children, make sure they don't play rough with your dog.  Especially older dogs.  Accidents can happen. 
  • Add your local vets number to your contact list, if you haven't already 

This is not a bible guide, a few helpful pointers. 

I am sure all my readers are responsible and do have Pet Insurance.  If you have been lucky enough to get a puppy for Chritsmas, one of the first steps should be to purchase a pet insurance.
Petplan Dog Insurance:
Petplan can offer some fantastic packages.
Whatever you do, don’t leave your dog without the cover they deserve.  Petplan are currently offering anyone who takes out their policy online will receive a 10% discount today!

In case you are unsure of what to do if there is a problem, call your vet for advice (This is why suggest add a number to your contact list for emergencies).  Then call your insurer for further help if you need to admitted your pet.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I do hope I have been able to keep you prepared for your pooch this Christmas, maybe you have learned something new. 

If you have any tips, please share them. Me and Tyson want to be safe this Chritsmas too.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Petplan, these are my own words! We want you to have a safe and happy Christmas. (Please note the offer was available on the 15th December 2015 - changing can happen)