Holiday Fun With Your Pet
If you have a dog or cat, they most likely feel as if they are a true member of your family. Many people like to involve their pets in holiday activities. Being safe is extremely important as pets are prone to injuries or sickness if precautions are not taken. At the first sign of a problem, contact Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center in the Troutdale or Gresham areas for help. Our veterinarian and the veterinary team will take steps to treat your pet at our animal hospital as needed. Here are some safe activities to try with your pet this holiday season.
Use Wrapping Paper As A Play Toy
Wrapping paper is a safe substance that can be played with by dogs or cats with supervision. Cover your pet’s head with a piece of wrapping paper and watch them dart out from their hiding place. Crumple up a piece of wrapping paper and use it as a ball for your pet to retrieve or bat around.
Bring Your Pet Outdoors For Some Exercise
If you have a dog, taking walks around your neighborhood to take in the sights of holiday decorations will be sure to be appreciated by your pet. Consider taking your pet for a walk during the twilight hours so you can look at light displays as well. Dogs and cats may enjoy romping around in snow during the winter months for small durations of time as well.
See Our Veterinarian For A Holiday Visit
If your pet has not had a pet exam recently, consider making an appointment with our veterinarian. Our facility is open in the days before and after the holiday period, allowing you to schedule an exam between your festivities. Your pet may enjoy time out and about with you at a time of year where distractions are often abundant.
If you would like to make an appointment at our veterinary practice, call Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center today. Our animal hospital services the Troutdale and Gresham areas and is reachable by calling (503) 661-1833.