The sun continues to shine and we’re spending more time outdoors – but don’t forget about your pets when you’re hiking, walking, barbecuing, picnicking, swimming, or camping!

Snacks such as potato chips, popcorn, pretzels, sandwiches, cookies, and candy are great for groups, but the bags that they’re packaged in pose a serious suffocation risk for your pets.⁣

So, what can you do?

✔️ Cut up your chip bags, snack bags, pet food bags, and all other food bags before you dispose of them. 

✔️ Make sure to serve your snacks in plastic bowls and containers and cut up all food bags before disposing of them.⁣

✔️ Take extra precautions when you are at a beach, at the lake, on a picnic, or are camping, hiking, or biking.

✔️ As you’re socializing, it’s important to keep an eye on your pets, as well! Don’t leave them unattended around the delicious food and snacks, as pet suffocation happens within minutes! ⁣

✔️ Leave no trash behind if you’re bringing snacks, drinks, or any type of food bags or containers outside.

With a little extra precaution, you can enjoy the outdoors freely without putting any of our wonderful pets at risk!