Labor Day Weekend BBQ Guidelines for Furry Friends!


Labor Day weekend is here. The summer has come and gone
quickly as it usually does. However, there is one weekend left to celebrate
another great summer.

Labor Day weekend is one of the most popular weekends of the
year for barbeques and picnics!  It is
more than likely that you and your family will either be attending a Labor Day BBQ or hosting one. The extended weekend gives families and friends one last
opportunity to enjoy the hot sunny days and breezy nights, while making new
memories and traditions.

As much fun as barbeques and picnics can be for your family
and friends, they can be a dangerous time for pets. Barbeques can be dangerous
for your furry friends because they pick up any food scraps they can get their
hands on that have been dropped by guests!

Here is a list of common household food items that your pets should be sure to avoid:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Avocados
  • Bones (Raw or cooked)
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee  or any other type of caffeine)
  • Garlic
  • Macadamia Nus
  • Moldy or Spoiled Foods
  • Onions
  • Onion Powder
  • Chives
  • Raisins
  • Grapes
  • Salt
  • Yeast Dough
  • Tomatoes
  • Milk and Dairy Products
  • Candy and Gum
  • Raw Eggs
  • Tuna

If you think you will have any of these foods/ingredients at
your Labor Day BBQ, be sure to keep your pets safe from the party area. Many of
these food items can cause your pets to become ill. Also, be sure that
everything you’re serving at the party is kept out of your pets reach. It’s good
idea to advise your guests to throw all plates away and not leave any food
lying around!

If you find that your pet is ill from consuming a dangerous
type of food this weekend, call The Bregman Veterinary Group immediately!

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