Keep Doggie Safe Labor Day Pet Safety

Labor day signals the unofficial end of summer and can also be a time of distress for dogs. While backyard cookouts are in full swing, your dog could be getting into some dangerous things. Fatty foods, hot grills, and cans full of delectable garbage can all lead to stomach upset or injury for your pet. We have some tips on Labor Day pet safety to help keep him safe this holiday weekend so everyone enjoys the last summer hoorah.

The Grill

All those juicy, mouth-watering steaks, hot dogs and hamburgers cooking on the grill sure smell good, and your pet thinks so, too. Despite the heat, it might be too tempting for him to stay away. Monitor the grill at all times to make sure your dog or cat doesn’t jump up on the grill in search of something good to eat and come away with serious burns.

The Bones

Many pet owners don’t realize how dangerous cooked bones are for their pets. Besides being a choking hazard, bones can cause broken teeth, mouth injuries, internal blockage or intestinal perforations. Do your dog a favor and dispose of bones properly.

The Garbage

It’s no secret that dogs love garbage and Labor Day celebrations provide plenty of unsupervised access to lots of it. Barbeque garbage can cause gastrointestinal problems in your pet, so pay close attention to what he’s doing and be sure all garbage is disposed of properly. Things like corn cobs, fruit pits, plastic or foil used to wrap food, shish kabob skewers and other food related garbage can cause stomach upset, blockage or perforation in the intestines if eaten.

The Heat

We may be nearing the end of summer, but Mother Nature hasn’t gotten the memo yet – the weather is still hot, hot, hot. Your pet loves being outside, too, but he’s susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, so keep a close eye on him and make sure he has access to plenty of cool drinking water.

One way to help keep your pet cool is with our dog cooling products. All of our cooling products are on sale for the Labor Day holiday at 15% off!

The Food

Letting your pet eat too much fatty foods (hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.) can result in stomach upset or pancreatitis. Allow him to snack on a few healthy treats such as fresh fruits and vegetables, and avoid feeding him fatty meats.

Following these tips will ensure you and your pet enjoy a safe holiday weekend. Together, you both can have a great time with celebrating with family and friends. Happy Labor Day!

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Keep Doggie Safe is a group of dog lovers whose mission is to keep dogs safe. We specialize in lighted & reflective dog products, dog couplers and all items that help keep dogs safe. We have a panel of dog testers who test all of the products we carry in various conditions all over the US. Our Friendly US team can advise you on what product is best for you and your dog based on the breed and how you will use it. We pledge to do our best to write the best articles we can to help educate you about dogs and how to keep them safe. We welcome all intelligent comments and discussion and will post them so we can all keep learning together.
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