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(360) 574-7290

13914 NE 16th Ave
Vancouver, WA
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Mon - Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Thurs: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
NEW Sat: 8:00am - 5:30pm

The Mountain View Play and Stay Facility
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We are offering upscale boarding and daycare! Please call us at 360-719-2527 for details and to book your stay!

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(360) 719-2527
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Mon-Fri: 7:00am-6:00pm
Sat-Sun: 7:00am-9:00am
& 4:00pm-6:00pm

Miles' Seasonal Tip

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays bring lots of shiny decorations, delicious food, cold weather, and festive parties. Here are some tips to keep you and your pet safe and happy during the holiday season.

  1. Dangerous Decorations: The tinsel, ribbon, and lights on your Christmas tree look beautiful, but to your pet, these look like toys. Anchor your tree so it won’t fall on your pet ant cause injury. Put glass ornaments and other fragile decorations far out of your pet’s reach to they won’t try to bat at them or chew on them. Strings of lights, wires, strings of popcorn, tinsel, ribbon, and other decorations can be choking hazards.
  2. Sweets: Cookies, cakes, and sweets of all types are prevalent around the holidays. Some of the ingredients used in holiday baking – like chocolate, raisins, macadamia nuts, and sugar substitutes containing xylitol – are poisonous to your pets. When it’s time to get cooking, keep pets far away so they won’t try to sneak a morsel off the counter, and put your treats in containers that are out of your pet’s reach.
  3. Poisonous Plants: Mistletoe, poinsettias, lilies, and holly are common plants seen in households around the holidays. All of these are poisonous to pets – if ingested – and should be kept far out of reach, or removed completely from your home. If you really want those plants, opt for silk versions. This way, you can keep to your traditions, and your pets stay safe.
  4. Sidewalk Salt: Unlike table salt, sidewalk salt isn’t meant to be eaten. Sidewalk salt is great for removing slippery ice from driveways, roads, and sidewalks, but there are chemicals in it that are toxic when ingested, and can cause burns on the skin. If your pet spends time outside, they’ll most likely end up with sidewalk salt stuck in their paws. They’ll try to remove it by licking their paws, but don’t let them. Instead, immediately wipe their paws with a damp cloth to remove the salt when they come inside. There are also pet-safe versions of sidewalk salt available.
  5. Party Planning: When you have parties, it’s inevitable that you’ll have a guest or two who will want to slip your pet a treat from their plate. Set ground rules right away and ask your guests to give your four-legged companion pet-friendly treat, which you’ll have at the ready, of course. If your pet is shy, have a quiet room ready for them to escape to with food, water, and a soft place to relax.

 

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