- Keep Pets Hydrated:
It's often hot during Labor Day weekend, so make sure your pets have access to fresh, clean water at all times. If you’re going to be outside, bring water and a bowl for your pet.
- Watch Out for Harmful Foods:
Many common barbecue foods, such as onions, garlic, grapes, chocolate, and alcohol, are toxic to pets. Make sure to keep these foods out of reach of your pets and educate your guests about the dangers of feeding them scraps.
- Be Mindful of the Heat:
Heatstroke is a real danger for pets during hot weather. Make sure your pets have access to shade if you’re spending time outside. Never leave your pet in a parked car, even for a few minutes.
- Keep Pets Safe from Fireworks:
Many people celebrate Labor Day with fireworks, which can be terrifying for pets. Make sure your pets are kept indoors during fireworks displays and consider using a white noise machine or playing music to help drown out the noise.
- Watch Out for Trash:
Pets are often attracted to the smells coming from the trash can. Make sure to keep trash bins securely closed and out of reach of pets to prevent them from ingesting something harmful.
- Keep Pets Secure:
With all the activity and guests coming and going, it’s easy for pets to slip out of the house or yard. Make sure your pets are securely contained or on a leash at all times.
Labor Day is a time for fun and relaxation, but it’s important to remember to keep our pets safe during the festivities. By being mindful of the heat, keeping harmful foods and trash out of reach, and keeping pets secure, you can ensure that your furry friend has a safe and enjoyable holiday.