With Christmas far behind us, and only a few days left before we greet the coming of the new year, everybody’s busy making the final preparations. Apart from Christmas, this is one of the busiest times of the year – lots of shopping going on, cooking, and, of course, making the house ready for the guests.
We know and understand that there’s a lot on your mind right now, but we would like to remind you about what this time of the means to pets. New Year’s Eve may be a great opportunity to meet old friends, have a few drinks, share a good meal, and pop some fireworks come midnight, but you shouldn’t forget about your furry companion.
Holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are times when you need to keep a closer look on your pet. So, what do you need to do in order to keep your pet safe during New Year’s Eve?
First of all, please make sure that all your doors and windows are locked. Why is this important? Apart from food, drinks, and friends, there’s one more thing which defines New Year’s Eve – fireworks. Although we enjoy leaving the year behind with a big bang, our furry little companions do not share your enthusiasm for things that blow up and make a lot of noise.
House pets have very sensitive ears, which means that when the explosions start, their first instinct would be to run away and to find a place to hide. Remember what happened when your car’s exhaust made a loud bang, and you had to turn your house upside down in order to find your pet?
This is exactly what happens during New Year’s Eve – lots of explosions and, of course, noises coming from tipsy guests.
So, what should we do to keep our pets safe? Apart from keeping the door and windows locked, we should also ‘build’ a safe spot – a room with food, plenty of fresh water, and an animal bed. In addition, we should also refrain from taking our pets outside in order to view the fireworks.
Another great idea would be to microchip our pets. The procedure is simple, harmless for the animal, and it costs around $50. However, if your pet gets lost, it will be easier for the animal shelter to contact you.
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