Family Fun: Establishing Pet Holiday Traditions

Rocklin_000052726238_MediumWhether it’s making Aunt Annie’s homemade stuffing or braving the crowds to catch a Christmas parade, some holiday traditions just aren’t pet-friendly. In fact, many of the decorations and popular seasonal plants are downright dangerous to pets.

However, there are other alternatives to put the sparkle back in your best fur friend’s holiday. Get creative with a few of West Park Animal Hospital’s favorite pet holiday traditions. Continue reading

Tinsel, Toxic Plants, and Other Dangers: Our Holiday Pet Safety Rules

Rabbits' hutchThere are certain magical combinations that are simply meant to be: peanut butter and jelly, Ben and Jerry, wine and cheese, Hall & Oates – the list goes on and on. As far as we’re concerned, pets and the holidays are another of those fantastic pairings. Who can resist a furry friend snoozing by the hearth? With our holiday pet safety tips, you can relax and enjoy spending time together as the perfect moments unfold.

Dangerous Decor

It wouldn’t be the holidays without all the fabulous decor, but keeping your pet away from all the sparkly temptations can be a challenge. Start your pet off on the right paw by establishing these holiday pet safety rules: Continue reading

Holiday Decoration Dangers for Pets

Cat as a presentFor many of us, the day after Thanksgiving is the ideal time to deck the halls. With the twinkling lights, glittery decorations, and edible treats, it’s a magical time of year – what’s not to enjoy? But for your cat or dog, these seasonal items can present decoration dangers.

Fortunately, you can still delight in your holiday décor when you understand which decorations are pet-friendly and which are potentially dangerous. Continue reading