New Year’s Eve Safety For Your Pet
No matter what you’re doing this New Year’s Eve, there are some precautions you will need to take for the safety of your pet. New Year’s Eve can be scary for pets. Unfortunately, it gets even worse when you add house guests and party food into the mix. The following tips can help keep your pet safe this New Year’s Eve.
Make Sure That Your Pet Can Find It’s Way Home
Fireworks and party poppers can send pets running out the door on New Year’s Eve. In order to ensure their safe return make sure that they have a collar and that their ID tag and microchip information are up-to-date. Shelters will scan for a microchip even if pets do not have a collar on. If your pet isn’t chipped, there’s no time like the present to get that taken care of.
Keep Food and Drinks Away From Pets
Many foods and beverages are poisonous to pets. Even seemingly innocent food like avocados and grapes can be deadly. If you are having guests over for the holidays, make sure that you tell them to keep food and drinks out of reach of your pets at all times.
Create A Safe Space For Your Pet
A quiet room is the best option for pets on New Year’s Eve. If possible, play some soothing music in the room to distract them from other noises, such as party guests and fireworks. Provide your pets with soft bedding as well as plenty of food and water.
Use Only Safe, Non-Toxic Decorations
When decorating your home, make sure the decorations you use aren’t made from toxic materials and that they can’t easily be broken. Keep in mind that small decorations can become lodged in your pet’s digestive tract if eaten.
Check That Gates and Fences Are Secure
Before New Year’s Eve, check to make sure that all gates and fences are secure, and that pets do not have a way out of your yard. Although it’s advised to keep pets indoors at all times during New Year’s Eve, if you must take them outside, make sure that they are on a leash.
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