Pet Safety Tips For Labor Day


Pet Safety Tips For Labor Day

**MONITOR THE GRILL-Keep dogs away from hot grills, tempting trash, and flammable items. Labor Day brings about interesting smells and new foods that can tempt even the most well-behaved dogs. When it comes to human foods, pet parents should avoid feeding their pets from the table. However, never feed pets at the grill. In addition to stomach and digestive problems caused by greasy and carb-heavy human foods, your dog could potentially burn themselves on hot grill plates or burning coals. 

  • BEWARE OF FIREWORKS-Excitable dogs may try to attack, eat, or play with fireworks and firecrackers that may appear on Labor Day. Unfortunately, dogs and fireworks don’t mix well. Fireworks can cause deadly injuries like severe burns, trauma, and even chemical poisoning.Used fireworks should be watered down and stored away from the house or any flammable materials after the festivities end. This will allow them to cool down properly, preventing fires or unforeseen injuries to your dog(s).

  • WATCH FLAMMABLE ITEMS-Keep all flammable items away from pets. This includes everything from glow sticks and fireworks to matches and lighter fluid. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could cause difficulty breathing or even kidney disease in severe cases. Lighter fluid can be irritating to skin and can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression if ingested.

  • KEEP THEM COOL-Although the end of summer is near, the sun is shining bright and is still hot, hot, hot! Dogs like being outside, but intense heat can cause heat stroke and exhaustion. If you and your dog go outside for an adventure, or there is a party being hosted outdoors; be sure your fur baby has access to plenty of cool drinking water. Placing a cold, damp cloth on your pet’s stomach may also help them beat the heat.

  • UPDATE TAG AND MICROCHIP-If your pet manages to break loose and become lost,  it will be that much harder to get them back without proper identification. Make sure their tag is fully visible at all times. Fifteen percent of pet owners lost a pet in the last five years, a heartbreaking and often avoidable statistic. A microchip can mean the difference between a joyous reunion and a post-labor day search party.

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