If you have a dog or cat as a pet, you may want to consider including them in holiday activities that you and your family enjoy. It is important to allow your pet to engage in holiday events that do not put them at risk for injury, however. If your pet requires a trip to a veterinary practice due to a holiday mishap, contact The Veterinary Clinic in Brunswick to meet with our veterinarian. Here are some activities to try with your pet this holiday season.

Use Sights and Sounds For Playtime Exploration

Many pets enjoy the twinkling of lights on trees and the jingling of bells upon wreaths or other decorations. While these items are sure to enhance your pet’s senses during the holiday season, it is important to keep these small items out of reach. Hang lights high upon trees and avoid placing lights or jingle bills at a level where your pet can reach them.

Use Paper as a Play Toy

When you wrap gifts, it is important to keep sharp items like scissors, staples, and tape cutters away from your pet. Your pet may enjoy playing with pieces of wrapping paper, however. Construct a ball out of some wrap and throw it around for your pet to chase. Make sure the ball is large enough that it cannot be swallowed.

Call our Brunswick Veterinarian Today

The holiday season is a great time to visit our animal hospital with your pet. Many people are off of work during this time, making it easier to make an appointment without having to miss out on pay to do so. If your dog or cat has not seen our veterinarian recently, consider making an appointment for an assessment to keep your pet in the best of health.

If you need help from our veterinarian during the holiday season, contact The Veterinary Clinic in Brunswick to make an appointment for your pet. Our veterinarian team is available at our animal hospital to handle emergencies and routine exams. Call us at 207-729-3412.