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Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog

How to Pet Proof Your Home this Holiday Season


Putting up the Christmas tree or other holiday decorations is a fun tradition for families, including the pets. They are naturally curious about having a tree in their house and want to check out everything else as well. Unfortunately, their curiosity can get them into trouble. According to the Pet Poison Helpline, the organization receives more calls from distressed pet parents on Christmas Eve than any other day of the year. By following a few simple precautions, you can avoid having your pet become part of a holiday statistic.


Holiday Shopping for Your Pet Made Easy


It's only early December and you may have already had your fill of holiday shopping. Fighting crowds and figuring out what to buy for your loved ones can definitely be stressful. Fortunately, choosing a gift for your dog, cat, or other household pet is easy. Our pets love us so much that any present we give them is perfect. This is especially true when it comes to giving our non-human family members the gift of our time.


Going Away for the Holidays? Make Your Pet’s Boarding Reservations Now


If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving, Hanukah, or Christmas and can’t take your pet with you, it’s important to reserve a kennel now so you’re not left scrambling to find pet care before you leave. However, it’s just as essential to choose a boarding facility where your pet will feel comfortable and you can relax knowing that the staff is meeting his needs.