24. November 2009 06:35
Xmas is a month away now. So have you made arrangements for your dog to be looked after during your holiday? Dog boarding kennels get very busy this time of the year and they get booked well ahead of time. If you haven't got a family member who can look after your dog during the holiday there's always the option of contracting the services of a pet sitter. If you do decide on a pet sitter make sure: person has public liability insurance, is police checked, do check references, meet person ahead of time so you know what she/ he is like and it gives you enough time to organise all the details. If you are away at New Years eve make sure your dog is safely confined during fireworks night. Many dogs get so scared with fireworks they can even jump fences. Preferably have someone to stay with them that night and keep them indoors. And don't forget: if you dog hasn't been microchipped please do it asap and put an ID on its collar as well. Its wise and if your dog ever gets out whoever finds him/her will have how to contact dog's owner. Have a safe Xmas.