Happy Labor Day Weekend!

How will you be celebrating Labor Day this weekend? A barbecue? A cookout? S’mores around the campfire? Swimming? Watching some football? 🏈⁣💥🏊⁣⁣ ⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣Hopefully, delicious food, snacks, and beverages are definitely on the menu! ⁣⁣

⁣⁣Yet, we still need to be vigilant with all snack bags, chip bags, marshmallow bags, hotdog buns bags, cookie bags, and other food bags around our pets, whether inside the house or outside in the yard. ⁣⁣Amidst all the fun, it’s easy to miss seeing our pets get access to any of these bags or containers. ⁣⁣⁣All of those food bags can lead to pet suffocation.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣This Labor Day Weekend, make sure you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect your pets.⁣⁣ No matter how you celebrate, it’s important to keep your pet’s safety in mind. Below are some tips to help protect your pets while preoccupied with entertaining or playing. ⁣

⁣✔️ HOLIDAY FOODS - Make sure your pet can’t ingest any holiday foods and treats like bones, grapes, onions, chocolate, xylitol, and alcoholic beverages.⁣

⁣✔️ FOOD BAGS - Keep all food bags like chip bags, snack bags, and plastic bags safely stored away from your pets to prevent pet suffocation. Cut up all bags and dispose of properly. With more guests and children around, it’s easy to get distracted and not notice what your pet is up to. ⁣

⁣✔️ POOLS - Never leave your pets unsupervised around a pool, lake, or other bodies of water. Have your dog wear a flotation device when on boats. Don’t allow your dog to drink pool water which contains toxic chemicals. ⁣

⁣✔️ SHADE - Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so if you’re spending time in the yard, at the beach, or at the pool, make sure your dogs have plenty of water and shade. ⁣

⁣✔️ IDS - With the hustle and bustle of traveling over the weekend or celebrating with friends and family, you want to ensure your pet doesn’t escape or get lost. Make sure that your pet is microchipped or has an ID tag on his collar.⁣

Enjoy this last summer holiday weekend knowing your pets are safer.⁣ 🐶🐱

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