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5 Ways to Show Your Pet You Care This Holiday Season Courtesy The Independent

Remy Bibaud | 18 November, 2020

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As we get ready for the holidays, keep your pet's happiness and safety foremost in your mind. Our pets certainly enjoy being part of the festivities. After all, pets are family! 
Originally shared by The Independent article published Nov 16, 2020 – Guest submission.
During the holidays, there are endless ways to show the humans around you how much you love them. Finding ways to extend the joy of the season to pets who are a part of the family takes a bit more creativity.
Here are five ideas for celebrating with furry friends this holiday season:
  1. Spend quality time together: Between shopping, cooking and decorating, the hustle and bustle of the season can be distracting. However, no matter what’s going on, it’s important to spend quality time with your pet each day. So, go on some extra-long walks with your dog, extend your cat’s playtime sessions and brush your pet’s coat. These activities may help alleviate situational anxiety brought on by shifting holiday routines.
  2. Pamper your pet: The holiday season can be tiring and stressful on every member of the family, including your dog. Gift your dog relaxation and better health with quality food and treats. Whether your dog is in incredible health or is experiencing discomfort, there are specific chews that can offer a needed immune system turbo boost, making them a great daily supplement. Not only that some treats could offer calming and soothing properties, which may help ease your pet’s situational anxiety should travel or houseguests be part of your plans this season. Look for those containing human-grade ingredients, no fillers and no chemical preservatives, these handmade chews come in flavors like Peanut Butter & Banana, Blueberry & Cranberry, and even Pizza!
  3. Stuff your pet’s stocking: A whopping 72 percent of pet parents plan to give their pets a gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season, according to a recent Pet Releaf survey conducted by The Harris Poll. Not only is hanging a stocking for pets a fun way to include them in a family tradition, it is also a great opportunity to give products a test run. Look for pet products offered in trial or small sizes, such as CBD-infused Edibites Hemp Oils, Liposome Hemp Oils, or Hemp Oil Capsules.
  4. Decorate safely: When selecting holiday décor, prioritize your pet’s safety above all. Steer clear of plants toxic to pets, like holly, poinsettias and mistletoe; and avoid stringy items such as tinsel, curling ribbons or other tree and gift trimmings that when ingested, can cause intestinal blockage.
  5. Outfit your pet: Taking a festive family portrait for this year’s greeting card? Just want your pet to be comfortable and stylish on all those winter walks in the months ahead? With several major retailers offering ugly holiday sweaters for pets in a variety of sizes and designs, it’s easy to get your pet in on the fun.
The holiday season is all about showing loved ones you care. This year make sure that also includes furry friends. You will find plenty of selections for your pet loving family at PetPerennials.com - Visit our shop today!

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