How to Celebrate a Pet-Friendly New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year’s Eve! As you get ready to welcome the New Year with family and friends tonight, don’t forget about your pets!  The New Year’s Eve celebrations can sometimes be overwhelming and even bring new hazards to pet care.  Here are a few tips to help you welcome the New Year with your pets in mind.

Pet-Friendly New Year’s Eve Tips:

  • Give Pets a Place to Relax – Many pets can become anxious and overwhelmed by the sounds of parties, fireworks, and other loud noises.  Give your pets a place to feel safe during your New Year’s Eve celebration.
  • Distract Your Pet – Keep your pet entertained and distracted from all of the hustle and bustle by giving your pet new toys to play with while everyone is over celebrating.
  • Keep Food and Drinks Out of Reach – Many of us will be ringing in the New Year with foods and beverages.  Make sure that these are kept out of reach from your pets.  Unknowing guests may set down their drinks in a place that your pet can reach.  Let your guests know beforehand to be mindful of your pets.
  • Make Sure Your Gates are Secure – Pets can become startled by all of the loud noises on New Year’s Eve.  Make sure that your doors, windows, fences and gates are secure during your celebrations.  You should also take a few minutes to update your pet’s microchip and make sure that their collar is in place.

Check out this article for more New Year’s Eve tips.  You can also contact our office with any questions you may have about your pet’s health.

Are you looking to schedule a veterinary visit for the New Year? Contact one of our offices below to schedule your 2016 annual exam.

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