Help the holiday season go a little more smoothly with shopping advice, tips for snowbirds, and more. 1 Plan ahead. Shipping carriers and retailers across the country are again expecting record demand during the holiday season. To allow for potential delays, consider placing your orders a little earlier than you typically would. 2 Monitor your pet’s food and meds. It’s easy to overlook your pet’s supply levels when the hectic holiday season kicks in. Be sure to check medications or therapeutic diets regularly to make sure you’re not close to running out. If you have any AutoShip orders through your practice’s home delivery program, we recommend logging in to their online store and shifting your schedule by 4-5 days. 3 Update your snowbird address. Heading south for the winter with your pet? Make sure your pet gets his food and meds no matter where you are! You can easily update the shipping address associated with your practice’s home delivery program. Log in to your practice’s online store and look for Payment and Addresses under My Profile. From there, you can add an alternate address. You can also check the “Update delivery address for all active AutoShips” box if you have any items on AutoShip. 4 Be prepared before traveling. If you’re traveling with your pet for the holidays, consider visiting your veterinarian before your trip to ensure your pet is ready to go. Read up on tips for traveling with pets to make your travels as easy as possible. 5 Take time to relax and enjoy the season. This season is filled with cozy nights alongside loved ones. A furry companion can make this joyful season even happier! Bake new treats for yourself or your pet, stay warm by a fire, or take an evening stroll through your neighborhood to enjoy the holiday lights.