Friday, January 23, 2015

Three top tips to keep your pet safe this Australia Day

Not all celebrations are fun for our pets

Australia Day is fast becoming a national day of beach cricket, picnics in the park, and backyard BBQ’s with family and friends. Our celebrations however, may not be so much fun for our pets.

Here are our three top tips to help keep your pet safe this Australia Day long weekend:
  • If hosting a backyard BBQ, make sure your pets aren’t fed food scraps. Don’t forget to remove the BBQ oil tray too as it is an extremely unhealthy doggy delight that can lead to pancreatitis if consumed in large amounts.
  • The loud noise of fireworks can frighten our pets! If your pet is going to be home alone during the fireworks, ensure they are in a safe place, ideally indoors where they cannot escape or hurt themselves. For pets with high levels of anxiety, it is recommended you stay at home, arrange a friend or pet-sitter, or consider speaking to your vet about treatment options.
Why not use the extra day to welcome a new family member. Visit www.adoptapet.com.au to view our animals currently looking for their new home. Our shelters will be open this weekend but closed for adoptions on Monday. If you have an emergency, you can still contact us on 02 9770 7555.

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