It’s that time of year again to break out your four-leaf clovers! However you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, here are some safety tips to keep in mind to make sure your pets stay comfortable and safe!
St. Patty’s Day Pet Tips to keep you as lucky as the Irish:
1. Lucky Charms: Just like at Christmas and other holidays – shiny, sparkly, dangling decorations attract pets. So if there’s any green tinsel, sparkly pots of gold or emerald ribbon around, be sure to keep it out of reach of your pets. Decorations can cause harm to your pets if swallowed.
2. March 17th Celebrations: On St. Patrick’s Day many people enjoy chocolate, food and alcoholic beverages. Please be mindful that these can be harmful to your pet if ingested. Always keep your pets away from consuming your green day treats!
3. Leprechaun Gear: The big day is not the time for your dog to try on their St. Patrick’s Day costume for the first time. You need to make sure they are going to be comfortable and that the costume won’t be too tight, or too loose and catch on their feet as they walk. If you haven’t prepared in advance – save the costume for next year!
4. Keep Your Pets at the End of the Rainbow: If you’re hosting a St. Patty’s Day shindig in your house, you may not be able to monitor where your pet is and what food or drink others may be giving them. Find a quiet place to keep your pets away from the noise and party hubbub where they can feel safe and comfortable. As well, if you know you live near bars or pubs where there will be a lot of activity, consider re-routing your walks for the day so your pet can enjoy their exercise and time with you.