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Must Know Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

Posted Nov 27th, 2020 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News, Give Back, Give Back Your Way, Give Back Contributions

Our pets make every day better! Be sure to protect them during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, with these straightforward safety tips.

Must Know Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

The holiday season is filled with joy, love, and fun, but as we know, it can also become a chaotic and somewhat stressful environment at times. You may not be the only one feeling this stress. It is likely your pet feels the anxiousness as well. Here are some tips to keep them at ease and safe throughout the holidays!

Considering everything going on this year, we highly recommend you host a virtual holiday party!

3 Of the Best Ways to Ensure Pet Safety During the Holidays

#1 ‘Pet-proof’ your home

When it comes to the holidays, there are frequently copious amounts of holiday decor that your pet will undoubtedly want to explore. Unfortunately, your festive styling is often a source of danger for pets. For example, if you have a real Christmas tree, pets are drawn to the smell of pine and their curiosity could easily cause them to tip the tree over.

Ensure your tree is properly secured and possibly out of reach to avoid any issues. Also, keep in mind that certain holiday plants like poinsettias, mistletoe, and holly, are actually poisonous to pets. Try to opt for more pet-friendly options including spider plants or palm plants!

#2 Create a safe and stress-free space

Even though the holiday landscape will be different this year, due to COVID-19 and the importance of physical distancing, if you are having a small holiday gathering of those within your ‘bubble’ consider creating a safe, quiet space for your pet. Some pets can become overwhelmed and stressed in a busy and loud environment. With a little extra care, you can ensure your pet feels calm and safe when they have a spot to escape to for some alone time.

#3 Always keep an eye out

It is always important to be transparent with guests and tell them they are not permitted to give your pet any human food and treats. Not everyone is aware of the foods that are dangerous for our animals.

Furthermore, be prepared that your pet may try to escape when you are letting people in or out of your home.  Don’t let guests distract you from keeping an eye out on your furry friend! Make sure your pet always wears their proper ID tags on their collar.

Whatever way you cut it, pets impact your home insurance, making it important you are informed. By following these important tips, you will create a safe environment that will make your family and your pet comfortable and happy!

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