Seasonal Hazards

Prevent a Memorial Day Mishap with Your Dog

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Memorial Day will be here soon, the day we all look forward to as the unofficial start to summer. The day often means hosting or attending a backyard barbeque or swimming at the beach. Since your dog is such a big part of your family, he may be attending the Memorial Day festivities with you. The day can be one of enjoyable memories as long as you take certain precautions.
 
Barbeque Safety
Your dog can find a lot to get into at the typical barbeque, including the hot grill. Whether you have grill duty or not, make sure that your dog is nowhere near it. A combination of curiosity and excitement could cause her to burn herself or even knock the grill to the ground. It's also essential to keep the grill brush out of her reach as this presents a choking hazard.
 
The food may be too much for her to resist as well. Be sure to let your guests know they should not give your dog or cat any table scraps since you can't be sure exactly what she's getting. It's especially important to keep an eye out for chocolate, avocados, raisins, and grapes as these can be toxic for animals.

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