How to make sure Pets have a Purr-fect time this Christmas?

Christmas is a festival of joy. It brings your family and friends closer along with your pets. When you consider your pet a companion, you must consider keeping them happy. Christmas can be a great time to make them happy, as your furry friends need a great time too.

Here are few tips to remind every pet owner how to make sure pets have a Purr-fect time this Christmas.

Nutritional Meal

Nutrition is the most essential part of any pet’s life despite the change in weather, time, or even holidays. Both cats and dogs love to nibble on the food items including chocolates and holiday-meal residue, which can be harmful. A balanced diet is critically important to your dog’s cell maintenance and growth and overall health.

  • Protein – Eggs, skinless poultry, and dairy products. Note: Avoid holiday turkey as it contains garlic and other seasonings that can be harmful.
  • FatOmega-6 (linoleic acid) food. Fat provides concentrated energy and helps to absorb protein.
  • Carbohydrates –Whole grain, fruits, and vegetables. Carbs are generally the main caloric source in most dog food brands.
  • Vitamins –Vitamin is essential to perform many bodily functions. Tuna, mackerel, salmon, dairy products, beef liver, and egg yolks.
  • Minerals –Mineral is important for growth and strength, although it makes up only 1% of a dog’s body weight. Calcium and Phosphorus are the two main mineral requirement for pets.
  • Water –A dog should drink between ½ and 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight each day to maintain their pH level and to keep bodily functions active.

Enough Exercise

Pets tend to easily add up weight in winters. As the outdoor activity gets minimum and the meal intake increases, pets can easily gain weight which can pose many health-related issues. Shedding pound can be difficult if they get less exercise. As a pet owner, you must consider offering enough exercise and play time for your pets. Get them outside the house, indulge in physical activity, or simply keep their weight and meal intake in check.

New Bed, Blanket or Mattress

It's winter and high time to switch their old mattress, bed, or blanket with new ones. Buy cozy and warm materials for your furry friend and protect them from the cold. You can buy a holiday-themed bed, fleece blanket, cushion, or mattress. Pets enjoy sitting in a colorful setting.

Christmas Goodies

You can gift Christmas goodies to your furry friend this season. Consider buying them an Apple Mint Christmas Dog Bones, Gingerbread Dog Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Dog Candy Canes, Dog Treats with pumpkin and peanut butter, Irresistible Christmas Cookie Dog Treats, Mutt Mints or Nutty Bacon Dog Treats. Like us, pets enjoy holiday-themed goodies too. As they are a food-lover, Christmas goodies can be a great treat.

Adopt a new pet

Consider adopting a new pet instead of buying one from the pet-farm. Approximately 6.5 million pets enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats) due to lack of shelter and adoptive homes. The shelter animals need love and care too, and who can be their best companion than a pet owner.

Christmas is a festival of joy indeed, and what could be better than splurging on your favorite companions.

8 Christmas Movies to Watch with your Pet

Christmas is around the corner. This time of the year brings lots of joy, fun, and gathering, including a great time for your pets.

Pets are a fun-loving and highly socializing animal. It’s time to celebrate the holiday snuggled up in a blanket with your pet and watch a heart-warming movie.

How the Grinch Stole the Christmas (1966)

This piece of gold is a heart-stealer almost every Christmas. Created by Dr.Seuss and recreated for TV Special by Chuck Jones, How the Grinch Stole the Christmas is basically a movie you can enjoy with your pet every Christmas. It follows the story of the Grinch, a fictional character, who tries taking away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Grinch owns a pet dog called Max.

Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins is a comedy-horror movie about a young man who receives a strange creature called ‘a Mogwai’ from his Salesman father from the Chinatown as a pet. It comes with a warning to never expose the creature to bright light, water, or to feed it after midnight. Unfortunately, all of this happens which then spawns gang of gremlins creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters and decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.

Santa Buddies (2009)

Santa Buddies is a light-hearted Christmas movie about Santa Clause and his dog Santa Paws who try to reinstate Christmas spirit and stop the Christmas Icicle at the North Pole from melting. The movie revolves around a group of dogs trying to save Christmas. It involves lots of fun, adventure, funny dialogues, and scenes.

Look Who's Talking Now (1989)

Look Who's Talking is a romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling. Came out in 1989, it stars John Travolta and Kirstie Alley (Mollie) along with Bruce Willis playing the voice of Mollie's son, Mikey. The fun-filled movie revolves around the lives of Mollie and Mikey trying to find a life in New York City.

Jingle all the Way (1996)

Jingle all the Way is a family-comedy movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a workaholic father who can’t give time to his son. As a last chance to bond with his son, Arnold desperately tries to get a Turbo-Man action figure on the last minute shopping spree on Christmas Eve. The movie goes from comedy to adventure and can be a great movie to indulge in with your pet.

Cats & Dogs (2001)

Cats & Dogs is a spy action-comedy movie directed by Lawrence Guterman. The story is based on the relationship between cats and dogs, depicting their relation as the intense rivals in which both sides use organizations and tactics that mirror those used in human espionage. The talking animals can be a frightful experience for some pets, so do consider asking friends for the recommendation before renting out this movie this Christmas.

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Lady and the Tramp is an animated romantic movie produced by Walt Disney in 1955. Based on "Happy Dan, The Cynical Dog," by Ward Greene, Lady, and the Tramp revolves around the story of two dogs, a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a male stray mongrel called the Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they embark on a romantic adventure.