Christmas is a great time to catch up with all the family, but your pet might not be as keen to see lots of new faces in their home.
Some pets will jump right into the Christmas commotion, others will prefer to keep away from the activity.
Common signs of a distressed dog can include; panting, yawning, pinned back ears and excessive drooling. If this occurs, move them to a quieter area of the house where they can feel relaxed and away from the commotion.
At Christmas your cat might prefer their own private space to retreat to, as opposed to being around lots of people and loud noise which can cause distress. Top signs to look out for are; being quieter than usual, pinned back ears, excessive grooming, urinating outside of their litter tray, hissing, holding their tail close to their body and physically shaking.
Remember your small furries this Christmas, such as rabbits and hamsters, when hosting large groups of people. They can experience distress just as much as larger pets like dogs. To keep them happy, move their cage to another, quiet area of the house.