Dig this… a portion of this post is sponsored, but opinions are my own and 110% “pawthentic”!
Our dogs are part of the family, so it’s no wonder that most of us want to include them in our holiday gatherings. But while the holiday hustle and bustle brings lots of fun, it can also pose some unique hazards to our furry friends. So it’s a good idea to take some time now to prep your pup for the season’s celebrations. These tips from Wahl Pet will have them feeling and acting great when guests arrive:
- Avoid the door dash
Keep your pet safely inside by brushing up on his sit/stays whenever the door opens or closes. And be sure to remind guests to watch for the dog when they enter or leave. Even better, hang a sign by the door!
- Use dog-friendly decorations
Shiny lights and shimmering ornaments can be almost irresistible to curious canines. Lit candles can be knocked over with a happy tail. And holiday plants like mistletoe, poinsettias and holly can all be toxic if ingested. So be sure to keep these items out of reach.
- Practice food safety
The holiday’s delectable dishes can cause stomach upset or worse in your dog. Never feed onions, grapes, raisins, turkey bones, chocolate or alcohol. If you just can’t resist those puppy dog eyes, opt for items like turkey without skin, green beans, and baby carrots.
- Create an escape
Even the most social dogs can get stressed and anxious around too much noise or too many unfamiliar people. Give your pup a place to escape with comfy bedding, soft music, food and water. Let guests know that that room or area is off limits.
- Spruce your pooch
We all want to look and feel our best for special occasions, and our pets are no different. Luckily, Wahl offers a number of pet grooming products, including Waterless Shampoo, Doggie Deodorant and Refresh Wipes to help your dog feel and look his best for holiday festivities.
Wahl Waterless Shampoo is a quick and easy way to get your dog event-ready. It’s the perfect refresh between baths, and leaves a silky smooth coat and a fragrance. As you distribute the foam through your pet’s fur, it goes straight to the source to remove top-level dirt and odors. Simply towel or brush them off and voila! Instant glamour! The last thing you want when hosting a house full of people is that lingering dog smell.
Wahl Doggie Deodorant is a fresh approach to keeping pets smelling good, and the Eucalyptus and Spearmint scent is perfect for the holidays. The spray is safe for people and animals so it can be used directly on your dog, as well as carpeting, furniture and clothing.
If your and your dog are staying in someone else’s home for the holidays, Wahl Refresh Wipes help keep their house free from pet mess. They’re great for wiping off dirty paws before heading back indoors, and they also help prevent paw pad irritation from snow, salt, gravel and ice.
Wahl pet products are available at online retailers such as Amazon as well as select retailers nationwide and at WahlHolidayGifts.com. You can also visit Wahl and learn about all of their great products on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions and anecdotes are my own, and I never promote any products or brands I don’t believe in. ~Petfully yours, Kristen