Pet safety tips are a sure safe haven for you and your beloved pets during holidays. Let?s admit it, firecrackers and party poppers can make pets go wild. Yes, wild enough to create a mess either in your house or cause panic among everyone else. Being a pet owner isn?t easy, especially when you see your pet babies or furry best friend shaking and trembling out of fear. Hugging, patting or stroking them is not enough. To keep your holidays and pet’s experience a memorable one, here are some tips.
Pet Safety Tips for Your Furry Babies During Holidays
1. New Year’s Day
This, by far, can be the noisiest of all the holidays. With every reason to make all sorts of noise as the new year approaches, the noise can become too unbearable for your pets.
Balloons and Confetti
If you?re planning to celebrate New Year with your friends and families, it is best to avoid popping balloons and confetti. Popping sounds causes pets to panic and they are also a choking hazard.
? ExploreDogs.com (@exploredogs) January 6, 2018
Animals are very sensitive to sound and loud noises definitely can scare pets and even damage ears. It is advisable to leave pets inside the house. The best spot is a small room where your pet can feel confined and safe. If you plan on using noisemakers, you may use them outside the house.
2. Valentine’s Day
Yes, some pet owners may not be aware there are Valentine?s Day paraphernalia that is not good for your furry friends to play around with.
There are some flowers which are poisonous to animals. To make sure your beloved pets won?t fall victim to them, keep the bouquets out of their reach.
<3 Happy Valentine’s Day to you & your furry family! <3
Be safe & keep your pets away from candies, chocolates,… https://t.co/yRgibtr9RN
? Town & Country Vet (@TCAnimalHosp) February 14, 2017
Research explains chocolates are toxic to dogs and cats. Some dark chocolates are even considered lethal. It may be sweet for humans, but definitely the other way around with our furry babies. Always store them in a place where your pets can?t reach them.
Celebrating Easter may seem harmless. But wait, there are some things you might be unaware of which could harm your pets.
Feeding your pets cooked eggs are usually harmless. However, spoiled eggs can cause gastrointestinal issues. Dogs might find its way in your lawn and discover a forgotten Easter egg, so it’s best to always retrieve ?undiscovered? Easter eggs. This means you have to keep an ?egg map? for reference. Watch out too for fragments of broken plastic eggs lying in the garden.
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? Fort Caroline Animal (@FCANIMALCLINIC) April 16, 2017
Grass can look appetizing but is a choking hazard. This is most especially true if it’s fake. ?Ingesting can also mean causing obstruction of intestines. Refrain from using fake grass in baskets. Dried natural ones can be a more suitable option.
4. Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is a celebration of drinks and fun. Here are a couple of reminders to make sure your pets are having fun too.
It is not advisable to give your pets any alcoholic drinks. Consumption by animals can cause coma or death. As much as possible, clean up spills from any alcoholic drinks.
? The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) July 4, 2017
Fireworks contain many toxic substances and can be detrimental to your pet when ingested. Make sure to keep them out of reach always and clean up all leftover firework fragments.
Some pet owners dress up their pets to trick or treat for them. That would be a pretty lovely sight with your doggie carrying your basket of sweets. However, it is not a fun sight when your pet starts eating the goodies for himself. Here are pet safety tips you can apply during Halloween.
Candies and Treats
Never leave candies and treats on the floor or anywhere where your pet can reach them. This definitely applies to chocolates.
Ensure pets are safe on Halloween too! secure in an interior room, without access to opening front door. Keep away from candy and candles pic.twitter.com/KDeI9E3j8o
? City of Weston (@CityofWeston) October 28, 2016
Candlelight can attract pets. Try placing candles somewhere safe. The best place is somewhere they cannot reach it.
If you plan on dressing up your pet, make sure costumes aren?t too tight. They should be able to move freely. It is also best to avoid costumes that cover their ears or eyes. Make sure there are also no dangling pieces.
The turkey never made it as a pet but made everyone happy instead on Thanksgiving. For the rest of your furry pets, here are a couple of things to watch out for during this holiday.
Cooking and Preparation
Keep hot plates and containers out of reach. This happens especially when there?s so much cooked food around, you can mistakenly place one on a low table. It is best to designate a protected place for your dog. This is helpful especially if people come in and out of the house.
How much turkey do you make on Thanksgiving? Remember, pets and turkey bones don’t mix! pic.twitter.com/6FolH3xoZ2
? PetSolutions (@PetSolutions) November 24, 2015
Turkey bones are never yummy for your pets, especially when bones splinter and get stuck in throats and intestines. This can result in health consequences or even death. Also, don?t give table scraps for your pets.
What harm can celebrating Christmas do to our pets? There are a couple hazards for pets at Christmas which we can take note of.
Secure the light strands and wires of your Christmas tree. For pet cats, they love to play with dangling wires. This can be harmful especially when the lights are turned on. The tree has to be on a firm platform where it won?t fall on animals. Or even on humans. Also, don?t allow pets to play with the ornaments and pine needles. Ingestion can cause severe complications. Using treated tree water also contains chemicals toxic to animals. It is best to avoid them.
? Sam Kantrow (@SamKantrow) December 6, 2017
Holly and mistletoe are toxic to animals. If you intend on using them for your Christmas decorations, keep them in a place where your pets can?t reach them.
When ingested, it can cause obstruction in the digestive tract. This may also further lead to surgery needs.
Keep your beloved pet safe and healthy. Watch this video for the pet safety tips for holiday hazards:
When a holiday is fast approaching, pet safety tips have to make it in your list of preparations. Holidays and pets don?t have to be such a hassle once you?ve taken into consideration what matters to you and your furry babies. Always make sure they are happy, safe, and healthy all the time on all occasions for priceless moments.
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