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How to Keep Your Pet Safe This New Year's Eve

Posted by Emerald Hound on
We don't know about you, but we are so ready for 2022! Don't get us wrong, 2021 was an amazing year for The Emerald Hound, but we are so excited for everything we have planned for the new year! But before we break out the noisemakers and pop the champagne, there are a few important things to keep in mind to help you and your four-legged friends prepare for a fun and safe New Year’s Eve
Dog with champagne glass filled with dog treats. Text reads: How to Keep Your Pets Safe on New Years Eve

Update Their Identification

This might be the most important tip we share: make sure your pets have your current contact information on their tags and on file with the microchip company. According to Home Again, one in three pets will go missing in their lifetime. Make sure your furry friend can be easily identified and you can be easily contacted to get them home safe and sound.

Make Sure Your Pet Gets Plenty of Physical Activity

Help your dog feel relaxed and calm on New Year's Eve by tiring them out earlier in the day. Take regular walks an go a bit further than you might normally. This way, your dog will be calm and more likely to have a good sleep in the evening.

Keep Them Away From Your Food and Drinks

New Year's Eve tends to result in a large number of pets getting into alcohol and harmful foods. Alcohol ingestion in pets can lead to vomiting, a serious drop in blood pressure and body temperature, and for some small dogs alcohol could be fatal. Be sure to keep your food and drinks out of the reach of your pets.

Be Wary of Fireworks

Though the Fourth of July is the biggest night for fireworks, many New Year's Eve events feature the pyrotechnic displays as well. Dogs' ears are far more sensitive than humans' so ensure your pet has a safe, quiet space to get away from the noise. If you're lighting fireworks off at your home, be aware of the streamers, poppers, and other debris that could be harmful to your pet in ingested. While we must be careful to protect our pets, celebrating the new year should still be fun! With the proper precautions, you and your pet can head into 2022 happy and healthy. From all of us at The Emerald Hound, happy new year to you and your fur baby!

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