Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer which means BBQs, picnics, pool time and more fun in the sun activities. For pet owners, it also means taking precautions so the whole family can have an enjoyable and safe summer.
A good rule of thumb is to keep alcoholic beverages out of sight and on high surfaces because alcohol—even in small amounts—can be poisonous to pets.
It’s important to remind any houseguests that table scraps and human snacks including some BBQ staples likes avocados, onions, and chicken bones are toxic to pets and can be choking hazards. Instead, keep pet treats on hand so your furry guests can enjoy the festivities without the risk.
Some pooches love the pool, but it’s important to remember not all dogs are expert swimmers. -Never leave dogs unsupervised near water, -Don’t let your pet drink pool water
Pets can get dehydrated quickly so it’s important to have plenty of fresh, clean water on hand. It’s a great idea for pet parents to carry a collapsible water dish for rehydrating. And if you’re spending time outdoors, make sure your pets always have access to a shady spot.