St. Patrick’s Day is fun to celebrate with parades, shamrocks, and everything Irish. As you make plans to celebrate this year, it is essential to remember to keep your pet safe. Here are our tips to keep your pets safe this St. Patrick’s Day.
Keep alcoholic beverages away – Dogs especially love the smell and taste of beer, and they will steal some if given the opportunity. Make sure to place your drinks out of your pet’s reach as it can be toxic for them.
Parades and loud celebrations make for a nervous pet – If you’re planning on throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party, your pet may need to take breaks from the excitement. If your pet is crate trained, you can confine them in it in a quiet room. Consider covering the crate if they get incredibly nervous.
Shamrocks can be poisonous – Shamrocks are fun on St. Patrick’s Day, but they can be toxic to your pets. You can enjoy their beauty but make sure to keep them out of reach for your pet. If your pet does consume shamrock, consult your veterinarian immediately.
Be careful with costumes – Pet costumes don’t have to follow the same federal codes as humans regarding flammability. If you put your pet in a green outfit, it is best to keep them away from fires, flames, sparklers, and fire pits.
Keep your corned beef to yourself – The traditional Irish foods such as corned beef and cabbage are very high in fat and salt, which could cause your pet an upset tummy if consumed. In addition, these foods can contain potentially hazardous ingredients for your pet, such as garlic and onion. It is always best to ensure your pet doesn’t have access to the table scraps.
Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day from all of us at Cascade Kennels!