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 you’re including your pet on a road trip, make sure you arrange frequent toilet stops and drinks breaks. Air conditioning is a must if it’s a hot day and never leave your dog unattended in the car.
- 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.