Can you believe it! May is over, and Memorial Day is upon us, a time to remember those who gave our lives so we could be free...and also to remember to keep your pet safe during all your celebrating!
Here are some of my tips to help your pet (whether it be cat or dog, meow!) enjoy that holiday right along with ya!
This upcoming weekend is Memorial Day Weekend and that means a day off from work, BBQs, and hanging out with friends or family. If you are going to have a party at your house, remember to keep your pet safe. Holidays can mean a lot of commotion and routine change that can throw your pet off. They may be excited about it or stressed. Some pets love company and other shy away. Some pets love to play with kids and others may be weary. It’s important to know what is best for your pet and your guests.
Here are some tips to make sure everyone has a good Memorial Day:
Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets. Alcohol is poisonous to pets and can cause vomiting, upset stomach, and worse. So don't offer your pet a sip of your beer or Margarita no matter how much he/she begs!
No table scraps! Those begging eyes for a burger or fry may be tempting. But if everyone at your house gives your dog or cat a taste of their burger or hot dog, can you imagine the gut! Not to mention the gigantic stomachache. And some food like onions, grapes, are poisonous! Come on, do you want to spend your Memorial Day afternoon at the vet?
We all enjoy a nice fresh bowl of water! What with the warmer weather, and mouse and bird chasing/watching, cats and dogs can become dehydrated quickly.
If your pet is shy and easily startled by loud noises and partying, it may be best to keep them in one room of the house or in a crate away where it’s quiet with a little water, food, and a toy. You don’t want your cat or dog to dart away from the house out of fear. (Although Max hides under the bed at the first whiff of a stranger, I am much more social, meow)
Keep matches, lighter fluid, and candles out of reach from your pet. If your pet ingests any of these things, his nervous system, stomach, and lungs can be severely affected. Before your fire up the grill, make sure your cat or dog is not near it.
Keep gates, doors, and fences closed. You don’t want your dog or cat wandering away. Remind all your guests if your cat is indoor only to not leave any patio doors open.
follow those few simple tips and we all shoudl have a great weekend! I know Master has some steaks for her George Foreman grill....
Anyway, next week is MY BIG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! Yes, kitties, on Wednesday I am THREE! and as part of my weeklong celebration, we shall have an interview with the fantabulously talented Ashlyn Chase, my personal wish list for my birthday, plus...WE'RE IN THE HOMESTRETCH OF OUR KIDS NEED TO READ FUNDRAISER! It's still not too late to come on out, get an e-book or a print copy and show your support! Purr-chase Links are on the sidebar :)
WISHING YOU HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY,
SCI FI BLOGGING CAT