Memorial Day!

Well it’s here!  Memorial Day Weekend!  Ok, so it’s not HERE yet but it’s coming up!  So I wanted to remind everyone of a few safety tips regarding your pets for any picnics or parades you might have planned.

First and foremost, a parade is NOT the place to have your dog!  Remember that a dog’s hearing is MUCH more sensitive than a human’s and the sound of banging drums or horns are extremely painful for your dog and may actually cause it to panic.  A panicked dog can bite, so leave Fido at HOME while you enjoy the parade.

Keep any alcohol away from pets’ reach.  No need to go further on this one!!!
Same is true for dips, chips, salsa and other party foods.

Watch out for your hot dogs, hamburgers or anything else you might have around!  Dogs love them and if they get into them (especially raw ones) they can get really sick.

Watch out for your grill!  You use it to cook those juicy burgers on and, let’s face it, they smell GREAT.  But they also smell great to your dog, so watch that the family dog doesn’t try to jump up onto the grill to get those great burgers and burn their feet.

Should that happen, though, treat it like any other burn and ice it down while the vet is called.

After using the grill, make sure to close it so that accidents are less likely to happen!

Watch out for open doors as guests come and go.  Pets can often get nervous and escape.  Watch that you know where they are when it’s time for guests to leave so no one ends up as a party casualty.

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