The holidays are about spending time with those that you love - don't let your furry family members be left out of the fun! Check out these simple ways you can include your pets in the celebrations this season.

  1. Happy 'Paw'lidays from Nickel City Animal HospitalMake this gingerbread man filled with catnip. Not only will your cat love this toy, but it's a great arts and crafts activity to do with your family.

  2. Another great DIY project is this paw print ornament keepsake that you can easily make at home, and have for years to come.

  3. Why should our pets miss out on the delicious holiday snacks? Make these homemade dog treats or any healthy recipe your pup likes, and shape them with holiday cookie cutters.

  4. Consider giving to other pets. This time of year, many veterinary hospitals and organizations are collecting items to donate to local animal shelters. Ask us how you can help animals in need.

Remember, your pets can enjoy the holidays without partaking in all of the events. Steer clear of giving Fido table scraps (especially bones and gravy), watch for harmful decorations like poinsettias and tinsel, and always provide pets with a safe, quiet room to relax in during parties and holiday hubbub.

Wishing you and your pets a safe and happy holiday season!