Bright lights, shiny decorations and lots of company can be stressful for your dog. Here are some tips to help make the holidays more joyful for both of you.
+If you’re leaving your dog behind, make boarding or doggy hotel reservations well in advance. If your facility offers doggy daycare, bring your pet a few times before your trip so he can get accustomed, and leave a few items that will remind him of home.
+Plan ahead for grooming; most shops fill up quickly before the holidays.
+Place candles out of tail’s reach!
+Make sure Fido has his own retreat if he’s easily overwhelmed by company.
+Place tinsel out of the reach of your dog and tape wires and cords down so she doesn’t get tangled in them.
+Keep your pooch away from wrapping paper and string, which can create blockages if swallowed.
+Avoid holly and poinsettia plants, which can be toxic to dogs if eaten.