Many of the TriBridge apartment communities, spanning from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to Mt Juiet, TN, are pet-friendly. We love having both our two legged and four legged residents in our communities; pets add a great deal to your life, and studies have even shown that pets can help us live longer and reduce our stress levels. While you may love sharing various aspects of the community with your pet through walks around the apartments and allowing them to sit by you on the sofa, you’ll want to be careful with how much you share with them during the holidays. The holidays are a time to have fun and enjoy life, but they can also be hazardous to our canine and feline friends. Here are a few ways you can protect your pet during the holiday season:
- Did you decorate with a tree this year? The water in the stand, the electricity from the lights, and glass and small pieces from ornaments can all be hazardous to your pet. The tree should be an off-limits zone for your cats and dogs. Use a baby gate to block them or supervise your pets whenever they’re in the same room as the tree.
- Foods are typically richer during the holiday season, with plenty of fat and sugar. Most of these foods are not good for your pet, and some can even be poisonous (onions, certain greens, etc). Make sure guests don’t feed your pet scraps from their plate, and be cautious about what you share yourself.
- Holiday plants, like mistletoe and poinsettias, are beautiful, but not pet friendly. Keep them out of pets’ reach, or use faux plants instead of the real deal.