It’s the last long weekend of summer! Please note that we will be closed all day Monday September 7th.
I wanted to take a moment and give you a few Labor Day pet safety tips. It’s good to refresh your memory now before the drinks start pouring and the grill gets hot.
- Labor Day is a high traffic holiday. Many people are coming and going from cookouts, pool parties, and picnics. Prevent a lost pet by keeping entryways secured or confining your pet to one room when you have company.
- Planning an all-day BBQ? If you are planning an all day BBQ or picnic in the heat, it’s probably best to leave your fur kid at home where it’s cool and there’s plenty of shade and water.
- When in the doubt, skip the scraps! More pets end up in the vet’s office around holidays than any other time of year because guests may think its alright to feed them scraps from the grill. Don’t change their normal diet.
- Don’t leave your pet unattended around the BBQ. The smell of the food is too tempting. A BBQ grill could fall on the dog causing serious burns.
- Keep citronella candles, insect coils and oil products out of reach. Ingesting any of these items can produce stomach irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression in your pets, and if inhaled, the oils could cause aspiration pneumonia.
- Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of paws’ reach. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing-or even kidney disease in severe cases.By following these tips, you will ensure your pet has a great time celebrating with you!