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'Tis the season to be merry, but not so much if you have one of these twelve breeds at home...
We all get excited over Christmas, and our pets are no exception – expecially when it comes to cat and their love/hate relationship with the Christmas tree.
But now research conducted by Itchpet has revealed that 12.5 million pets will commit a ‘crime’ during the holidays — and which breeds are more likely to be the culprits.
The study involved 2,000 pet owners, of which 53% said that their pets misbehaved during the festive season – with ‘crimes’ ranging from damaging decorations or presents, to knocking over the Christmas tree.
“Your cat or dog might be your best friend, but that doesn’t mean they can’t cause chaos from time to time,” Charlotte Harper, Co-founder of Itchpet said.
Charlotte recommends keeping their routine and keeping them calm when you have guests over, as well as not overfeeding them with snacks.
But who’s more likely to mishave? Time to find out…
12 dog breeds most likely to misbehave at Christmas
20 Christmas ‘crimes’ committed by our pets
Climbed the Christmas tree
Knocked over the Christmas tree
Stole meat from the chopping board or from someone’s plate
Broke wind during Christmas dinner
Sat with his ‘lipstick’ out in front of friends/family
Inappropriately sniffed a family member
Ate a relative’s slippers
Brought in a dead animal during Christmas dinner
Relieved themselves on the Christmas tree
Left a festive ‘present’ under the Christmas tree
Relieved themselves on a snowman
Tripped up Granny or Grandad
Devoured the snacks left out for Santa
Chewed Christmas gift cards with money in them
Nabbed a character from the nativity scene
Ate the Fairy from the Christmas tree
Stole underwear from relatives
Brought unwanted guests, giving a relative or relatives’ pet fleas
12 cat breeds most likely to misbehave at Christmas