Memorial Day Weekend Pet Safety Tips:
- This weekend looks like it is going to be on the cooler side but it is still important to make sure your pets have access to plenty of fresh, cool water at all times. If the days do get warmer it is important to provide them with shade and shelter from the heat.
- Do not leave your pet unsupervised by the pool or any other bodies of water. Even swim savvy pets can get tired and struggle to keep afloat. Better yet - get your dog a special life jacket!
- Avoid feeding your pet any human foods or scraps from the grill. Bones pose many dangers, including chocking and intestinal obstruction. Fatty, sugary, and greasy food can cause pancreatitis. This is a serious illness that often requires hospitalization. Be especially aware of the grease trap on your grill - dogs love to lick it clean. Make sure you clean it out before they do!
- If you are having guests over, remember to inform them that you have pets and to keep all doors and gates closed at all times. Make sure your pets have current tags on and better yet - a microchip!
Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend with your family, friends, and pets! And remember - we're here when you need us. If you have any questions, concerns, or need to schedule an appointment, please call us at 925.866.8387.