Take extra care this holiday season to keep your pets safe and happy

Making sure decorations and holiday foods are out of reach of curious cats can keep your pets safe this holiday season. Credit: Julia Bayly / BDN

Holidays can be busy with people coming and going, an abundance of seasonal food and a higher level of home activity. All of this makes it joyous for people, but the furry and feathered members of the family may find it a bit much.

The last thing you want are holiday festivities resulting in a missing pet or an emergency trip to a veterinarian.

There is no reason pets should not be a part of family gatherings or parties, according to veterinarians. All it takes is some planning and making sure you know and respect your pets’ limits.