We all want to do what’s best for our dogs and Christmas time is no exception. Here are three tips to help make this Christmas extra special for your dog.
1. Be Hazard Aware: Avoid These Festive Dangers
Did you know that mistletoe is poisonous to dogs? Holly too?
Many of the festive plants and flowers we bring into our homes at this time of year can pose dangers to our pets. Some mild, some more dangerous, but all avoidable if you and friends or family visiting your home know which to keep out of your pet’s reach.
Here’s a full list of the plants to avoid this year. Read more about winter hazards for dogs here.
2. Create Fun Moments: Gift Memories
One of the biggest pleasures of gift giving comes from finding something we know a loved one will enjoy and perhaps wouldn’t buy for themselves, and this begins from the moment we buy (or make) to the moment we see them open their gift.
When it comes to our dogs, most dog owners acknowledge that the biggest gift we share is time spent together. We’re building memories to last a lifetime.
K9 Magazine recommends using the same logic when selecting a gift for our dogs because let’s be honest, it’s fun seeing our dogs open their gifts, isn’t it?
Whether you choose a practical or fun present for your dog, what we’re really building are memories. Memories of our dogs having fun, opening their presents – and possibly others if they get carried away.
Get advice on how to choose the right gift for your dog today. Read the rest of K9 Magazine’s Christmas gift ideas for dogs here.
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3. Create a Special Christmas Menu for Your Dog
The Christmas meal. Many lists go into making sure we have everything we need for it, but it’s an important part of Christmas, isn’t it?
Everyone gathers together to celebrate, ready to enjoy a special meal together before the board game battles commence.
While dogs can’t really enjoy what we eat, why not make them their own special meal that avoids typical Christmas lunch ingredients like stuffing, onions and gravy?
K9 Magazine has put together a simple menu for dogs this year, sharing a recipe for an alternative Christmas lunch and even some doggy mince pies!