Christmas Pets

While watching a Holiday commercial about a young boy getting a puppy for Christmas, I was reminded of one of my favorite Christmases, when Santa finally brought me Daisy, a black Cockapoo.  I had been asking for a Christmas puppy for 3 years prior, but my mom was wise enough to know that our family was not quite ready for a puppy and so I had to wait. 

Cheryl Douglas · December 24, 2019

Christmas Pets

While watching a Holiday commercial about a young boy getting a puppy for Christmas, I was reminded of one of my favorite Christmases, when Santa finally brought me Daisy, a black Cockapoo.  I had been asking for a Christmas puppy for 3 years prior, but my mom was wise enough to know that our family was not quite ready for a puppy and so I had to wait. 

Not all Christmas pets live up to the hype, and bringing a new animal into the home during such an exciting holiday can lead to the opposite of a positive beginning. There are a lot of variables to consider before deciding on bringing home a Christmas puppy or Christmas kitten.

Be careful not to get swept up in the excitement.  Remember, pets are lifelong commitments- they are new members of your family.  The decision to get a new pet should never be made in haste just because you may be in the spirit of the holidays.

According to petMD here are some things to consider before getting a Christmas puppy or Christmas kitty. 

Is Your Family Ready for a New Pet?- Discuss how a new kitten or puppy will change your family’s life.  You should also assess your finances to determine the expenses that come when adding a new pet to your family. 

Choose a Pet That’s Best Suited for Your Family - If you have thought about all the new responsibilities and you think your family is ready for a new pet, do diligent research on which type and breed is best suited to your family and home.

Christmas Day May Not Be the Best Day - If you’ve found the right pet for your family, when should you introduce them?  Many people feel that the most wonderful way to present a new puppy or new kitten is by surprise as Christmas pets, but the last thing you want is a frightened, cowering little animal that is overwhelmed by all of the excitement and holiday chaos. You don’t want this to be their first introduction to your family.

Christmas morning is especially chaotic, with everyone tearing into gifts and leaving hazardous ribbons, wrapping paper, candies and small toys all over, all of which look to an animal like good things to chew on. 

Prepare Your Home for Your New Pet - In order to properly introduce a new pet, you will need to prepare your home in the same way that you would prepare it for a newborn baby. Leave no dangling cords or curtains or blind pulls, no small toys on the floor, and no candies or other foods within easy reach. 

The BARF® World family would like to wish each of you and your fur-babies a very Happy Holiday season and prosperous New Year! 

Raw Food Tip:

Feeding your pet the BARF® Diet Patties, Chubs and Nuggets from puppy to adult to senior, you ensure that your pet has the best chance of a healthy and happy life. Plus, there’s the added bonus of lifelong canine/human loyalty as you continuously show your animal companion just how much you really care.

- Robert Mueller, Sr.

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Cheryl Douglas

Cheryl Douglas

Cheryl joined the BARF® World family in 2017. She offers strong Administrative Support to the BARF® World office, handles our Logistic needs, as well as Customer Service and Sales. She is passionate about pets; specifically rescue dogs. She is a Minnesota native and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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