St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips for Pets
St. Patrick’s Day is arriving, and many people are gearing up to celebrate the Irish celebration! While St. Patrick’s Day is known for its fun and high-energy celebrations, we at BudgetPetCare want to make sure that your four-legged pals stay out of trouble. While we like celebrations, it is preferable to keep potential hazards and pollutants out of your pet’s reach. To make it simpler for you, BudgetPetCare’s top safety tips are mentioned below to keep your pet buddies safe, happy, and healthy.
Keep Alcoholic Beverages Out of the Reach of Pets
Alcohol appeals to dogs’ senses of scent and flavor, and they will drink it if given the chance. Please keep your drinks out of reach of your pet. Animals can be poisoned by alcohol. Remember, it includes green beer as well.
Parades, Celebrations, and Loud Noises Might Cause Anxiety in Your Pet
If you’re throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party, your pets might need to take a vacation from the festivities. If you think the party will be too much for your pet, keep these suggestions in mind:
- Use a crate to keep them in a quiet room with a radio or television to keep them occupied. The familiar sounds will make them believe that this is just another day.
- You can partially cover the crate to create more of a den for pets who are prone to worry.
- Soft lighting also aids in their relaxation.
- With a calm, soothing voice, reassure your pet.
- As a responsible pet parent, you should be aware that if something causes your pet substantial distress, you may wish to avoid the situation altogether. Use your best judgment.
Shamrocks Are Beautiful, but They Are Poisonous
Shamrocks are lovely St. Patrick’s Day decorations, but they can be poisonous to pets. Enjoy their beauty, but keep them out of Fluffy’s and Fido’s reach. The good news is that these plants aren’t particularly tasty, and your pets are unlikely to ingest more than a bite — it’s best not to take the chance.
Note: If your pet eats Shamrock, contact your veterinarian right away to assess the danger of poisoning.
Pets Dressed in Green
Fido as a fuzzy little Leprechaun has become a popular costume for St. Patrick’s Day! If your dog is used to wearing sweaters, he’ll probably adapt to wearing a costume as well – as long as it doesn’t obstruct his vision or hearing. Understand that not all pets enjoy wearing costumes, so if he doesn’t, don’t push the issue.
Don’t Share Your Corned Beef
What we mean is that your pet is not allowed to eat table leftovers. Traditional Irish meals like corned beef and cabbage are heavy in salt and fat, which can induce stomach discomfort in pets as well as pancreatitis. Other elements that may be harmful to your pet’s health, including; onions and garlic, are frequently found in these foods. Never share raw bread dough with your dog or cat, as this can cause a life-threatening illness.
- Whether you’re planning on attending a full-fledged party or having a little family get-together, don’t forget to include your pets in the festivities:
- Provide a safe, peaceful spot for pets to retire to when they need a break if you’re hosting a gathering at your home.
- Avoid taking your pet to clubs or parades; even the most outgoing pets may find the people overpowering.
- Make sure your pet has had plenty of exercises and has been fed before any celebrations to reduce anxiety and begging.
Even if you don’t intend to take your pet anyplace, accidents may happen, and pets can readily escape through an open door or fence. Just in case, double-check that your pet’s microchip is up to date and he or she is wearing a collar with current ID tags.
Following these safety tips will keep your pet out of trouble and allow you to enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day celebration to the fullest. Keep an eye on your belongings and keep them out of reach of curious paws. Please contact your veterinarian right away if you feel your pet has consumed something possibly dangerous or is having an unfavorable response to something.
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