The holiday season is fast approaching, and we all look forward to spending time with our loved ones! Pets are part of the family, and there’s no reason they can’t join in on the ‘merry’ fun this year. Check out five simple ways you can include your pet this holiday season below and don’t forget to snap lots of photos!
1. GIFT BAG WITH A TREAT
Hide your pet’s favorite treats (like TLC Whole Life Dog Biscuits
) inside of a gift bag, covering it with loose tissue paper, or inside of a box with a loosely fitting lid. Using their sense of smell and a little encouragement, watch them paw through the tissue or bat off the lid to get to the treat! Feel free to add other toys to the bag or box and make sure they are void of sharp edges, trinkets or handles to avoid injury and possible ingestion.
TLC pup Star, waiting for Santa with her favorite TLC biscuits and milk!
2. PHOTO ORNAMENT
Snap a pic of your pet and have it printed. Place it in a small picture frame with a hook, tie some ribbon or string into a loop, hang it on your tree and voila, a festive holiday ornament with your favorite fur baby!
3. TAKE A WALK
On a clear evening in early December, grab the leash and head outdoors to check out your neighborhood’s holiday decor! Remember to avoid long walks in frigid temperatures and stay away from sidewalks that are icy or have recently been salted.
PHOTO WITH SANTA
A picture and a visit with Santa is always a fun activity to do with the little ones, and more and more places are extending the opportunity to our fur children! Check with your local Santa to find out if you’re able to bring your pet by for a ‘photo op’ with the big man in red.
TLC pup Sadie, seen here with Santa 2017
5. DECK THE HALLS… AND YOUR PET
Fun and festive collars, sweaters, and jackets for our pets make the holidays that much more special! Purchase items that are designed specifically for pets are flame retardant and free of loose embellishments that could pose a choking hazard.