What To Do When Holiday Guest Shows Up With A Pet
You have the tree decorated and holiday plans prepared, then suddenly you get a call from guests who want to bring their pet along to your house. How do you respond appropriately and still make them feel welcome?
"It's not uncommon for guests to bring pets to holiday parties because they consider their animals a part of the family and no longer want to leave them at home," said Dr. Jeff Smith, president of the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). "Nevertheless, whether you're a pet lover or not, it's always good to be prepared if ever asked to house a four-legged visitor during times of festive gatherings."
The CVMA encourages people to ask the following questions before deciding whether to accept or refuse a pet visitor: