Posts in Category: Pet-Friendly Holidays
Summer is the perfect time to get together with friends and family, soak up the sun, and enjoy the warm weather outdoors with your pets. The kids are out of school, everyone’s making memories, and truly enjoying the joys of the summer months. Pets can take part in all the fun too, but there are some extra precautions for pet owners–to make sure pets stay safe, healthy, and happy during summer festivities such as barbecues and other gatherings. Follow these pet BBQ safety tips from our team at Bayside Animal Hospital to ensure that summer barbecues are safe and fun for every member of your household, including your beloved pets.Continue…
Another year has gone by and it’s nearly the holiday season! With so much rushing, hustle, and bustle this time of year, pet injuries and emergencies are more likely to happen by total accident. At Bayside Animal Hospital, we want to help you ensure your pet is well cared for and able to partake in safe celebrations right by your side.
The following pet holiday safety tips will help you enjoy all the festivities without putting your pet at risk. If you ever find yourself in need of urgent pet care, we offer emergency veterinary services year-round during our regular business hours. 24-7 veterinarians are available via the Airvet app for non-life-threatening pet emergencies.Continue…
Annual Fourth of July fireworks and barbeques are a beloved tradition in our community, but the holiday can be tremendously stressful for pets. Even with many public displays canceled this year due to COVID-19, pets are prone to being startled and running through any exit due to the loud bangs and popping noises from fireworks. Independence Day celebrations are fun for humans, but it’s best if pets are safe at home and kept under the watchful eye of pet parents and guests. These simple Fourth of July pet safety tips will help you keep your cat or dog safe this Independence Day.Continue…
During the holiday season and our pets’ birthdays, we want to shower them with loving pet gifts that they’ll cherish and really enjoy. Since they can’t tell us what they want with words, this can be a daunting task—even more so than purchasing gifts for the rest of the family. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we’re sharing great pet gift ideas for those furry friends of yours. Ones that are fun but also contribute to a longer and healthier life for those furry family members you love so much.Continue…
The holidays are coming! Chances are that your pet is just as excited as you are to decorate, bake, and celebrate. Your pet can very well participate in your family’s holiday shenanigans, and may even be the star of the show. However, without a notice of holiday pet safety, there are multiple things that could land them in trouble.
If your home is like so many others this holiday season, it’s likely that there will be a lot more delicious food in the house than usual. Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, pie, and pastries – not to mention filled candy dishes and other little treats – will be some of the decadent morsels that grace your table this time of year.
You can be sure that pets have taken notice of the enticing aromas wafting through the air, and chances are that your pets are hoping to be given (or to snatch) a tidbit or three of this deliciousness. Unfortunately, many of the most common holiday foods can wreak havoc on pets’ bodies, causing gastrointestinal issues or worse. By familiarizing yourself with our list of toxic foods for pets and taking the proper precautions, you can set your furry friend up for a safe and healthy holiday season by your side.
In a perfect world, holidays would be wholeheartedly enjoyed by everyone without having to worry about any potential accidents or trouble. While pets can definitely participate in various holiday shenanigans, that doesn’t mean certain Halloween pet safety rules can be ignored. We all want the best for our pets, so as long as we maintain a cautious approach to this rather scary holiday (for pets and some people alike), our pets will remain safe from harm.
Possibly the largest offender to Halloween pet safety is–you guessed it–chocolate! Not only is chocolate highly toxic to pets, but it’s usually wrapped in plastic, foil, or cellophane, which is also harmful if swallowed. Remember, the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is. This has to do with chemicals in chocolate called methylxanthines, which work like caffeine and can cause poisoning in pets.
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