The holidays are almost upon us and your pets are just as excited as you are! All those delicious smells and tastes! But what’s safe for your pets and what’s better left out of reach?
The holidays are almost upon us and your pets are just as excited as you are! All those delicious smells and tastes! But what’s safe for your pets and what’s better left out of reach? Well, we’ve got you covered with just a few helpful tips.
Decorating your home can be a big part of the holiday season! Making sure your Christmas tree is secure can be very important, especially if your pets are as mischievous as ours! Who needs a star on top of the tree when your cat thinks they make a better replacement. Ornaments that can be easily broken should be higher from the ground so there's no unfortunate incidents and tinsel is better just left off! Cats are more likely to ingest tinsel then dogs but for both it can have serious consequences. The same goes for any string or ribbon left around so make sure when the wrapping is done get rid of any loose scraps your pets might think are new presents for them. Another thing to watch out for is poinsettias and mistletoe, both are poisonous and can cause vomiting along with other serious issues! And of course candles, wires, and battery packs should also be kept out of reach from your fluffy friends.
For some pets the holidays aren't all they're cracked up to be! So it’s important to remember to give them a safe place to relax so they aren't bombarded by all the holiday cheer! Especially if your festivities involve large gatherings or things like fireworks which can be very scary for their sensitive ears! One product that we always keep on hand which is very helpful with any anxious behavior is the CBD oil. It comes in both liquid and treat form and will definitely help to relax the most panicked of pets.
Now that the tough stuff is out of the way what can your pet can enjoy with you this season! Turkey is always a treat in most homes and it's perfectly safe for your pets to have a nibble! A slice or two won’t hurt just keep any and all cooked bones away from your pets as these can be very dangerous! A piece of sweet potato when making your casseroles is also fine and actually good for them too! But if you're looking for something just for them here’s a fun recipe you can whip up pretty quick!
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Trees (or any shape you want to use)
1 1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice, no added ingredients
4 organic eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup + 2 tbsp sweet potato or pumpkin puree
Preheat oven to 350
In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and form dough into a ball
Roll out dough in between two sheets of parchment paper.
Gently use your Christmas tree cutters to cut and lift cookies into ideal shape
Transfer to a lined baking sheet
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are hard
Let cool completely before serving
Now that your pet’s bellies are full and we’ve kept them safe from any mishaps, it’s time to sit back relax and enjoy the season!
Happy holidays from all of us here at Louise’s!