As winter edges closer on the calendar, it means the holidays will soon be here as well. Many people will loosen their belt, get comfortable, eat more, and be merry. While people realize they may gain 10 pounds during the holidays because of these seasonal habits, if they do the same with their pets it can lead to long-lasting health problems. Especially during the holidays, it’s a good time to take steps toward helping to keep pets healthy.
“If people get a bit too relaxed and overeat during the holidays, they often do the same with their dogs,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “The problem with that is that it can be quite detrimental for dogs if we relax too much and let our guard down about taking care of them in a healthy manner.”
Here are 5 ways to help keep pets healthy through the holiday season: