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Happy New Year 2016- Safety tips for pets!

New Year’s Eve is the party of the year and it’s just days away! 

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As many of us get ready to ring in 2016 we need to remember to keep our pets safe as well! Most pets don't appreciate the loud pops, the colorful confetti, the party favors, the noise, and the many guests that come into our homes on New Year's Eve. 
It's a (People event, not a pet event!)

Many pet's can escape easily with doors opening and closing throughout the evening. 
This is one great reason that Microchipping your pet is so important. Wearing a proper fitting color, tags with current owner information are also important. If you find that your pet has gone missing; make sure to start looking immediately. Don't wait thinking he'll come home. 
Post LOST signs with a picture of your pet. Use your cell phone number as a contact and never post your home address. 
Drive to the nearest Animal Control and check it daily. If neighbors have spotted your pet but were unable to catch him, you might seek the assistance of our Missing Pet Detective, Deborah Cooke. If your pet is still near, Deborah's team of canine detectives could still pick up their scent! 

Below are some other tips to help keep your pet/s safe this New Year’s Eve:
  • Keep your pet/s indoors if possible, in a quiet room that he is comfortable with.
  • Leave fresh water and food/treats. Furbabies Delectable Delight Treats are a great way to treat your dogs on New Year's Eve! They are carried in many local stores. Just click on the link above to be taken directly to their website and see where the closest store is to you. 
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  • If your dog/s are crate trained, they may feel safest in their kennels. 
  • Cats may do best in a bedroom they feel safe in or spare bathroom where guests are off limits. 
  • Some dogs feel safe wearing the Thunder Shirt or something similar. The Happy Hoody is a safety hood that many dogs feel comfortable wearing. 
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  • Your pets should not have access to any party food, flower arrangements, party favors or alcohol. 
  • Chocolate is especially toxic to both canines and felines, especially Dark Chocolate. 
  • Keep pets away from the contents of your guests purses. Best to have a place to hang the purses up high and out of the reach of both dogs and cats. Many women carry mints/gum, etc. that contain the ingredient Xylitol which can be deadly for pets. 
  • Always have the name, telephone number, and address of your nearest Animal Emergency Clinic. (Click the link and find the one closest to you.)
  • If you are a pet sitter or a boarding facility, (One of ours of course!) please make sure that you turn the TV or some music on for the pets you are watching. This will help to minimize the noises in the neighborhood. 
So let's ring in the New Year having some fun AND keeping our pets safe! 

Az Pet Professionals wish all pet parents a very Happy New Year 2016!

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