Paws to Enjoy the Season: Creating Holiday Pet Traditions

iStock_000030968938_LargeThe holidays are a magical time of year when we spend time with our loved ones and enjoy each other’s company. The holidays are also full of traditions. Whether it be indulging in Aunt Gertie’s famous pineapple casserole on Christmas day, volunteering your time to help those in need, or watching It’s a Wonderful Life as a family, traditions make this season special.

Many times our pets play a limited role in our holiday festivities. Take some time this year to create a seasonal tradition or two with your furry family member that you are both sure to enjoy. Keep reading for some ideas for creating your own special holiday pet traditions this year. Continue…

We Fish You a Merry Christmas: Exotic Pets as Gifts

 

iStock_000052726238_MediumHoliday shopping season is upon us, and you are probably trying to think of that perfect gift for your child, a niece or nephew, or a special friend. During this time of year, exotic pets such as hamsters, fish, or birds can be popular choices for that special present. Before you take the plunge, though, be sure to put some thought into choosing exotic pets as gifts. Continue…

Holly and Folly: Pet Holiday Safety

iStock_000077561627_LargeMany people embrace the chaos of the holidays while others settle into a seasonal funk that lasts well after New Year’s. Our pets are no different, and their reactions are largely dependent on how prepared we are to address changes or disruptions in their routines.

Whether you’re hosting, visiting loved ones, or attending holiday parties, it’s important to consider your pet during this busy time of year. To keep the festivities jolly for everyone, we encourage you to take a moment to brush up on our pet holiday safety tips. Continue…