Here are a few tips on how to doggie proof your Christmas to avoid disasters:
- Christmas tree: Whether you have a real or artificial tree in the house, be sure to cover the bottom or water stand with a skirt to keep your mutts away from either chewing the bark or drinking the water. For the real trees, the pine sap mixed with water can be poisonous to dogs if consumed. Also in terms of tree ornaments, be sure to put the delicate/glass and/or eatable ones towards the top of the tree where your mutts can't easily break them, eat them, or get cut by glass.
- House decor: Other decorations around the house like candles and plants can also be dangerous for your dogs. It is important to keep these decor out of reach from you mutts since things like candle wax, mistletoe, and poinsettias can be poisonous to mutts if consumed and can cause other serious health issues.
- Electrical cords: It goes without saying, your dogs chewing or playing with electrical cords spells disaster for you, your family, and your mutts themselves. So be sure to keep electrical cords hidden or out of reach from your dogs such as Christmas lights and extension cords. Spraying dog anti-chew sprays from the pet store may also help keep your mutts from getting into trouble.