Think a pet is a great Christmas present? Think again.

Christmas is a wonderful time for all the family – including our four-legged friends. But if you’re thinking of giving a pet as a gift, think again.

Pets are not suitable Christmas presents. Choosing a pet properly takes a lot of thought, planning and preparation. It’s not something to do on impulse. Wait until after the holidays are over, before deciding on this major step. You’ll then be sure a pet is what you really want, for life.

Remember – a pet brings responsibility as well as joy. For more tips on choosing yours, see our advice section here.

We also strongly advise against procuring Pets online, especially in the run up to Christmas. Please watch the video below for more details;

For information on keeping your furry friends safe over the festive period, our Head of Veterinary Services, Úna O’Toole, has some great advice here;