Keep your Pets Safe from Firecrackers
Welcome the NEW YEAR with a big WOOF hug and say NO to Firecrackers :-)

Are You and Your Pet Ready for the New Year?

We at All4PetsParty.com wish you and your family a very Happy n’ Yappy New Year!
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As we all come together and celebrate with loud and colorful fireworks, please remember to keep your pets safe and indoors during this festive time of the year.
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Most pets are terrified with the popping and sparkle of fireworks displays, especially dogs and horses due to their very sensitive hearing. Without proper care, our pets could run away and get lost, sometimes injuring themselves in the process.
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Make your New Year a happy time for you and your loved ones, please remember that pets are not just pets. PETS are part of your FAMILY. Make them just as happy as you are. Besides, you wouldn’t want to spend your first day of the year worrying about your pet at the vet clinic, would you?
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Below are our suggestions that may help you keep your pets safe as we all welcome the New Year: 
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MAKE A LIST AND CHECK IT TWICE
Prepare early, and in time for New Year’s Eve.

CALL THE DOC
We highly recommend you talk to your veterinarian in preparation for the celebration. For any immediate concerns call, Beterinaryo sa Fort, PetCentric Vet Clinic, Vets in Practice Animal Hospital.

EXERCISE AND EAT HEALTHY
An exercised and well-fed pet will be less agitated during the celebration. For canines, we suggest you take your dog out for a reasonably long walk hours before the fireworks commence, and then followed by a nice meal a couple of hours after resting from the exercise.

KEEP YOUR PET INDOORS
Create a comfortable hiding place, preferably in room with good ventilation whilst windows are closed and drapes are down. Most cats will choose a dark hiding place. It is best to leave them be until they are ready to come out. Safely secure small animals in a crate positioned away from the noise like in a laundry room or bathroom.

KEEP PETS AWAY FROM GLASS WINDOWS OR DOORS
Pets should be kept away from glass windows or doors where they can crash right through. Frightened animals are known to jump out of windows or dig holes to escape the sound of fireworks.

SHELTER, FOOD, FRESH WATER, TOYS & POOPY STATION
Provide your pet with food, water, safe toys and an area with newspapers or training pads for a bathroom break. Don’t forget the litter box if you have a cat. Do remember that pets get very thirsty when they are nervous. Make sure you provide your pet with a bowl of fresh water.

PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Play some calming music created just for pets. We highly suggest you download mellow and holiday songs from www.musicmypet.com and www.musicpetslove.com. Place the volume up to help mask the noise outside.

PET IDs
Make sure your pet wears an ID tag with your updated contact information so they can be easily returned if they accidentally escape. Never use any chain or leash to restrain your pet as they can choke themselves when in panic. If possible, microchip your pet.

BE CALM
Stay calm and normal when dealing with pets that are upset by the firecrackers. Avoid excessive soothing or fussing over your pet as this causes further agitation.

PLAY & REWARD
Play with your pet and give a reward for calm behavior. This is a good distraction for your pet.

FESTIVE ITEMS CAN BE TOXIC
Make sure to keep all festive items such as alcohol, party food, decors and firecrackers away from your pets. Chocolate is very toxic to dogs and cats. Remove any sharp objects that might cause injury.

OPT FOR PET HOTELS & BOARDING
To help prevent injury, direct supervision is essential. If you need to go away, perhaps consider boarding your dog so they will be safe and where they can truly relax such as  Pup Culture and Dlux Pet Hotel. The Aromapet Spa Guru, Ms. Maricel Gan, designed a stress-free environment for your pet with a 24 hour surround sound system made only for your four-legged baby. For hotel reservations, call: (02) 2156878 / 0917-88887.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK
Got questions about your pet and can’t seem to find the answer? Ask our Gurus:
~~ Jennie Fajardo-Panes of Pup Culture – (02) 8617980 / 0923-8795840
~~ Dog Coach Francis Cleofas – (02) 5655216 / 0917-8393647 / 0915-9756635

See you at your Furkid’s PAWty!