In this blog post, we will go over some important New Year’s Eve pet safety tips you need to know. Keep reading to know more.
2020 has been one of the toughest years for most of us, but we can still try to end it on a good note.
This year taught us a lot.
It taught us to be grateful for a lot of things we took for granted before like our family, work, significant others, pets, etc.
During the quarantine and lockdown, our pets helped us stay sane with their cuteness.
In this blog post, we’d like to go over some pet safety tips for New Year’s Eve to make sure our pooches remain safe and happy as we enter 2021.
Let’s get started!
Pet Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve
Let’s jump right into the topic at hand and go over some New Year’s Eve pet safety tips.
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Keep them away from alcohol
Did you know that alcohol is toxic to both dogs and cats?
It’s best to keep your furry friends as far away from alcohol as possible. If you think that your pet might have sneaked a sip or two, you should look for symptoms like dry heaving, drooling, low blood pressure, and vomiting.
If you suspect that your pet has ingested alcohol, call your vet as soon as possible.
Distract your pet
Do you hear firecrackers?
A lot of dogs don’t do well when they hear firecrackers. You can try to distract your pooch with toys and a lot of love and attention to keep him calm.
You can also use mild sedatives as a last resort.
Don’t let your pet outside if there are fireworks involved
It’s best to keep your pet as far away from fireworks as possible.
Every New Year’s Eve, hundreds of pets end up in the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries like burns, blindness, etc. This can simply be avoided if your pet remains far away from them.
Use a distraction if your pet is nervous
Does your pet get nervous around people?
In that case, the chances of your pooch getting nervous on New Year’s Eve are very high. Signs of anxiety in dogs include:
- Inability to go to sleep
Distracting your pet works very well if you’re looking to comfort your pooch. You can do this by getting them a new toy, playing games, etc.
Clear the debris
You’re very likely to come across firework debris on New Year’s Day. If you’re planning on taking your pooch out in the morning, it’s best to clear the debris.
Ingesting firework debris can lead to several injuries and digestive issues. If you have reason to believe that your pet might have invested firework debris, you should take your pet to the vet as soon as possible.
Keep in mind that Swift action can be the difference between life and death.
Summing Up: New Year’s Eve Pet Safety Tips
Did you come across any good tips?
2020 has been a hard year for all of us, but the good thing is that now it’s finally over! When turning to the new chapter, we should make sure that our pets are safe, too!
We hope that this blog post helped you!
Do you have any questions or concerns? If so, leave comments and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.