Category Archives: Pet-Friendly Holidays

Thunderstorms and Fireworks: What Can You Do About Pet Anxiety This Summer?

Many pet owners know exactly when it’s about to rain buckets in July, but it’s not because they saw the weather report. Instead, by watching their pet closely for any signs of of fear or stress, they can count down when the first bolt of lightning will fill the sky. Between summer storms or Fourth […]
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Pets and the Holidays… A Perfect Match?

When it comes to pets and the holidays, we try to have all the bases covered. In fact, we’ve written a bit about it before. With that in mind, it’s clear the combination of pets and the holidays – especially with regard to safety – is powerful enough to warrant ongoing attention. The holiday season […]
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Is Holiday Cat Safety a Real Thing?

We are swiftly sliding toward year-end, a fact that many cat owners brace themselves for. Is Fluffy going to bring down the Christmas tree again this year? Burn their whiskers from getting too close to festive candles? With our holiday cat safety measures firmly in place, you won’t have to worry quite as much. And […]
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A Friendly Reminder for a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving

If you’ve followed our blog over the years (and, of course, we hope you have!), then you probably know all about pet toxins. You might even have a list of all the no-no’s that can cause pet poisoning. Still, most holidays that involve lots of food go hand-in-hand with increased calls to the Pet Poison […]
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Yankee Doodle Doggie: How to Safely Celebrate the Fourth of July With Your Pet

There are some things that just don’t mix. For example, the Fourth of July and pets is often a risky combination. Loud noises, parties, fireworks, and other crowded festivities are all part of the equation, making the holiday seem like a pain for pet owners everywhere. In a previous blog, we wrote about the dangers […]
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Creating New Traditions: Celebrating a Low-Stress Holiday With Your Pet

For some, skipping the holiday madness is definitely the way to go. Whether that means foregoing gift-giving or taking a pass on hosting the annual feast, there’s certainly good reason to opt for a simpler holiday this year. For pet owners, this new version of holiday “chill” is especially helpful for keeping a pet stress-free […]
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Just Hangin’ Around? Unlock the Mystery of Holiday Cat Safety

You could say that cats love Christmas, but it may be more accurate to say their “love” is really more of an obsession with Christmas trees. As far as your cat is concerned, the installation of an evergreen tree (whether natural or artificial) is a clear invitation to inspect, chew, jump, climb, and possibly take […]
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This Year’s Trendiest Holiday Gifts for Pets

When it comes to indulging our fur kids, the holidays can be the best time of year! Many owners wouldn’t dream of keeping a beloved pet off Santa’s gift list and thankfully, buying gifts for pets is the norm these days. To help you create the perfect pet wish list, the team at Leon Valley […]
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To Err is Human…But Is Your Pet a Good Judge of Character?

We don’t always rely on our pets to judge others, but if your pet reacts strongly to a new person in your life, is it possible he or she is keyed into something to which you’re oblivious? Like a barometer measures atmospheric pressure, your pet could potentially assess compatibility, determine your level of risk, and […]
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Your Pet And The Holidays: Safety First, Contentment Second

It’s almost contradictory that a season replete with joy, family time, and indulgences is also rife with dangers. While it can be exciting to get swept away in all the festivities, lights, and gingerbread house contests, it’s important to remain in tune with your four-legged friend to best protect him or her from illness or […]
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