Keeping Your Pets Safe During The Memorial Day Holiday: 14 Tips

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Memorial Day Weekend Pet Safety: 14 Tips

Memorial Day weekend is almost here. Lots of excitement in the air as people start planning their weekend trips, cook-outs, beach outings, etc. BUT don't forget your pets Memorial Day Weekend ~ KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE. Here are 14 easy steps to ensure your pets are safe this holiday weekend and all of the holiday weekends to come this summer.

  1. Keep pets in a a separate room or kennel when guests arrive and leave to minimize the chances of your pet escaping.
  2. Keep a leash nearby in the event a pet does escape.
  3. Keep yard gates closed and locked (if possible).
  4. Keep pets away from hot BBQ grills, as well as from candles (especially citronella candles which are toxic to pets) and lighters.
  5. Keep entrances to pools closed/locked to minimize chances of a pet falling in. Also keep in mind, pool water and chemicals used to treat it are a threat to your pet. Keep fresh water nearby and keep any chemicals out of reach.
  6. Keep your pets away from poisonous yard plants and areas where you might have used pesticides.
  7. Keep cool, fresh water around indoors and outdoors, especially when it's hot.
  8. If you're travelling, use safety restraints such as a pet seat belt or crate.
  9. NEVER leave your pet in a hot car.
  10. If taking your pet to the beach, always keep a fresh bowl of water available and discourage them from drinking from the ocean, the salt water can cause an elevated salt level,which can be deadly.
  11. Only use pet friendly sunscreen. Those made for human use can be toxic and deadly to pets.
  12. Know the signs of heat stroke in animals.
  13. Keep the phone number for your vet's emergency service or after-hours clinic and poison control handy and/or saved in your cell phone.
  14. Have your pet micro-chipped or, at the very least, wear a collar with identification.

 

 

Memorial Day Pet Safety Tips

 

Keeping Your Pets Calm During Fireworks On Memorial Day Weekend: 4 Tips

With fireworks being such a big part of many Memorial Day celebrations, here are four tips to help keep your pets calm:

  1. Keep your pets indoors with curtains/blinds shut during fireworks
  2. Allow your pets to hide indoors if that is how they wish to cope.
  3. Turn on your TV or music during fireworks to help drown out the sound of fireworks.
  4. Feed your pet prior to fireworks as a full stomach helps to relax them and make them more sleepy.


    Wishing you and your pets a happy and SAFE Memorial Day Weekend!

These Memorial Day/Weekend Pet Safety Tips are provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, your Charlotte area residential real estate specialists and pet owners and lovers.

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Pets are family too - they treat us good they deserve to be treated well also - nice POST-Nina Hollander 

May 22, 2019 01:30 PM #17
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Hannah Williams thanks, Hannah... pets can't do these things for themselves... we are really obligated to take care of them properly. There are those who say the pets in our house have often been treated more royally than people! 

May 22, 2019 02:36 PM #18
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HI Nina- excellent tips to keep our pets safe during the Memorial Day weekend. Our last dog was scared to death of fireworks. 

May 22, 2019 07:56 PM #19
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Our neighborhood will be pretty quiet over the weekend. Those who want to party will head for the mountains or the lakes.

Your tips, however, are good for pet safety year-round.

Back when I was involved in animal rescue I dreaded 4th of July. It always led to reports of lost and found pets. Unfortunately, most of the found didn't match up with the lost. (It felt really good when they did, however!)

I never understood why people would take a dog along to a fireworks display - or leave a dog alone outside, even in a fence.

My message is always: If you won't take care of your pets, please do not have pets!

May 22, 2019 09:10 PM #20
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Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I've yet to come across a dog or cat who wasn't afraid of fireworks. Ours would always hide when they heard them.

May 23, 2019 04:46 AM #21
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Nina, All great tips, and keeping a leash nearby is a very smart idea just to be on the safe side!

May 23, 2019 04:47 AM #22
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Marte Cliff good morinng, Marte. I remember hearing that more pets are lost on July 4 holiday than any other. I'm with you completely... if you aren't going to take care of your pets the right way don't have them.

May 23, 2019 04:47 AM #23
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 good morning, Sheila and Larry... at the end of the day, dogs should not be off-leash in public areas or where there are lots of crowds.

May 23, 2019 04:49 AM #24
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These are timely reminders to share with pet owners.

May 23, 2019 10:26 AM #25
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Roy Kelley thanks, Roy... unfortunately, we seem to need to post these reminders year after year.

May 23, 2019 10:52 AM #26
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Hi Nina Hollander - I think a big concern is backyard get-togethers that have a gate for people to come and go.  Pets can get out and may not be seen.  Fireworks are not an issue in Sedona.

May 23, 2019 02:00 PM #27
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® that's exactly how so many dogs escape and get lost during holiday get-togethers. Are fireworks not allowed in Sedona?

May 23, 2019 02:03 PM #28
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Nina that is a good list you have put together.  Not being a pet owner I would not have thought of many of the things on the list.

May 23, 2019 03:01 PM #29
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George Souto hi George... as you don't own pets, I wouldn't expect you to be on top of these tips... the sad thing is how many pet owners don't have a clue or ignore them.

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Nina, our pets are just like our kids, so great post to remind everyone how to keep them safe! 

May 24, 2019 09:00 AM #31
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Joan Cox hi Joan... my cats and dogs have always been like my babies to me. In fact, Lisa refers to our pets as her brothers and sisters.

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During holidays that bring on fireworks, we take our dogs and go for a ride usually along the coast and return just before midnight when it's all quiet. We've been doing that for years and I'm, sure our dogs appreciate the ride rather than the fireworks.

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Kimo Jarrett good morning, Kimo... what a great solution to keeping one's dogs calm during fireworks. Hopefully some people will read this and follow your lead.

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Great tips Nina!

May 27, 2019 08:05 PM #35
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Ricardo Mello thanks, Ricardo. As a pet parent I know first-hand how crazed dogs and cats get when there are fireworks... and so many animals are lost during these events as they run away to get to a quiet place.

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