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The holidays are officially here! While many traditional activities will be scaled down this year, there will still be chances to spend time with loved ones. That includes our pets! Here, a Norwalk, CA veterinarian lists some things to do with Fido over the next few weeks.
Those delicious holiday meals are an important part of many holiday traditions. Whether you’re helping your little ones set out cookies for Santa, or enjoying a traditional meal with an older relative, those yummy dishes will be central to many memories. Of course, our canine friends also love to enjoy a special snack. Just stick with things that are safe for Fido. Plain, boneless meat, fish, or chicken, without the skin, bones, or fat is a good bet.
The holidays can be quite busy, which is fun but also tiring. Don’t forget to take some down time for yourself. Spend a quiet night or afternoon just relaxing at home with your furry friend. If Fido isn’t allowed on the couch, get him a new bed!
Snap some cute pictures of your canine pal being his adorable self. (Tip: if you want a picture of Fido before the tree, try blurring the background a bit.)
Toys make great gifts for our four-legged buddies. Keep Fido’s age, size, and personality in mind when choosing his playthings. Chew toys are great for puppies, while puzzle toys may be a better option for active adult dogs.
Fresh air, sunshine, and exercise are great for both you and your furry best friend.Treat your canine buddy to a trip to a local park or trail, and just spend time exploring. There are some great local parks, including Home Run Park, Rio San Gabriel Park, and Whittier Dog Park.
Dogs aren’t just furry, four-legged roommates: they’re part of the family. Fido is really the happiest when all of his human pals are around him. Pay some extra attention to your pup, and shower him with attention and belly rubs. That special bond we form with our pets is a truly precious gift!
Happy Holidays from Ashton Animal Hospital, your Downey, CA veterinary clinic. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns about Fido’s health or care.