While holiday decorations and the plethora of food that is synonymous with this time of year may add to the festive nature for many, it can, however, pose quite a threat to our pets.
Veterinarian Cindy Hager with Moxey Schreiber Veterinary Hospital says that some simple common sense can go a long way in keeping pets safe during what can be an extremely stressful time for them.
Hager said that keeping a watchful eye on your pets around the Christmas tree and decorations is also something that pet owners need to keep in mind throughout the holidays.
Also, with the cold temperatures, it is better to keep your pets well hydrated instead of having them eat snow to hydrate themselves, because Hager said that will just lower their body temperature in the already cold conditions.
In a related matter, the Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan, along with Shirley McPheeters of Four Footed Fotos Photography, will be holding pet photos with Santa this Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm at the Cottonwood Center in Sheridan. Photos are $10 each, and all proceeds will benefit the Dog and Cat Shelter.