Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources



Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Pets & Holidays Special

This page compiles resources from Oklahoma State University experts about keeping your family safe and prepared for the holidays. Below you will find information regarding tips for secure shopping, nutritional aspects of holiday meals, special concerns for pets, decorating hazards and more.


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Pet safety is important during July 4 holiday

Picnics, parades and fireworks all are traditional activities for many families celebrating Independence Day. While it is a fun-filled holiday for people, July 4 can be very frightening for your pets.

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Tips to keep pets safe during the holidays

With the holiday season now in full swing, many people are celebrating with festive decorations and fun parties.

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Tips for traveling with your pets over the holidays

For many families, traveling is a big part of the holiday season. It takes some planning ahead to ensure everything goes smoothly.

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Healthy holiday gifts for your pet

When you are making your list and checking it twice, there is a good chance you have not only your family’s names on there, but the names of your pets, too. Pets are very much a part of the family and many people plan to have a gift or two under the tree for their four-legged friends.

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Think twice before giving a pet as a holiday gift

Shoppers have their lists and they are checking them twice as they venture out to do some holiday shopping. While some people have a new bicycle, clothing, perfume or games on their lists, others may be scouting for a new pet to give a family member or friend.

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