It’s that time of year again to break out your four leaf clovers! However, you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, here are some safety tips to keep in mind to make sure your furry friends stay comfortable and safe!
St. Patrick’s Day Tips Patty to keep you and your furry friends like the Irish lucky:
1. Lucky Charms: Similar to Christmas and other holidays – shiny, twinkling, dangling decorations that attract animals. So, if there’s any green tinsel, glittering pots of gold or emerald ribbon around, be sure to keep it away from your furry friends. Decorations can cause harm to your companion animals if swallowed.
2. Celebrations of March 17: On the Day of St. Patrick, many people enjoy chocolate, food and alcoholic beverages. Please be aware that these can harm your furry friend if eaten. Always keep snacks and drinks away from animals.
3. Leprechaun Gear: The big day is not the time for your dog to try out their St. Patrick’s Day costume for the first time. You need to make sure that they will be comfortable and that the costume will not be too tight, or too loose and hang on their feet as they walk. If you haven’t prepared ahead of time, save the costume for next year!
4. Keep your furry friends at the end of the rainbow: If you’re hosting a St. Patty’s Day shindig at your house, you may not be able to keep track of where your companion animal is and what food or drink others may have given them. . Find a quiet place to get your furry friends away from the noise and party hubbub where they can be safe and comfortable. Also, if you know you live near bars or pubs where there will be a lot of activity, consider re-routing your walks for the day so your pet can enjoy their exercise and time with you.