The holiday season is upon us! That infamous time of year when everyone floods the malls, cooks a ridiculous amount and pulls out all the decorations. This is an amazing and exciting time of year, albeit a tad stressful. During all of the excitement, it's important to remember that many hazards are introduced to our pets this time of year. To help you and your pet make the most of this holiday season, we've compiled a few safety tips.
Did you know that October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month? We believe one of the best ways to promote animal safety and protection is to teach children how to safely interact with animals. Pet-lovers and parents alike want children and pets to interact safely. But how do you teach a child to be gentle and respectful of animals? Here are our top tips:
1. Set a great example
One of the best ways we can teach children how to interact with animals is to set an example for them. Children are always watching and learning from adults and they will often mimic behavior they have seen. Set a good example for them by monitoring your own interactions with animals. This is a great way for children to learn how to be calm and gentle with animals, how to approach them and how to pet them.