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Happy New Year!

It's New Year’s Eve!

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Many people are ready to ring in 2017 with a bang and a loud good bye to 2016! 
We find ourselves asking, "Why has 2016 been so hard"?
There have been many tragedies, numerous deaths of icons, colossal hurt, anger amongst one another, and depression for many. 2016 will be a year that many will call; The worst they remember. 
With such an unhappy year, with so much hurt and pain, I want to believe that 2017 means we are supposed to rebuild. Rebuild our souls, our compassion, or empathy. For ourselves, others and the animals of the World. 

I believe that in order to become better, we have to have been at our worst. I think we've all had our share of "our worst" in 2016. So here's to the exceptional start to something new... something we've needed and waited for, for a long time. A new beginning. 

Bring it on 2017!

Whether you're staying in tonight or going to a New Year's Eve party, have a safe and happy night. From all of us... The Az Pet Professionals

If you're interested in reading yet another group of tips to keep your pets safe tonight, we compiled the most important as well as the most easily overlooked safety tips of the night.

  • Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with identification tags and your current contact information. 
  • Microchip your pet. 
  • Keep your pets indoors in a quiet area that is familiar. 
  • Dogs who are crate trained may feel safest in their kennels.  Cats will do best in a bathroom or utility room with food, water and their litter box. You can turn on some music to help drain out some of the noise.
  • Frightened outdoor dogs have been known to jump high fences and dig holes to escape the sound of fireworks. 
  • Make sure to keep all alcohol, foods, chocolates, floral arrangements and party decorations away from your pets. 
  • Alcohol can be dangerous and deadly while balloons, streamers, party hats and confetti can become lodged in your pet’s intestines, causing an intestinal blockage. 
  • Make sure you have the nearest emergency veterinary hospital in your phone in case you need to transport your pet. Every second counts. Know where you're going, call them en-route and give them a brief account of why you're coming and an estimated time of arrival. 

Stay safe, have fun, and Happy New Year, from all of us... 
The Az Pet Professionals

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