• Keep Pets Safe This New Year’s Eve!

    Posted on December 26th, 2018
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    New Year’s can be fun for all family members!

    Check out some helpful tips from the ASPCA about celebrating New Year’s safely with your pets:

    Keep an Eye on the Alcohol (and Other Substances) – New Year’s Eve is a unique holiday, and it’s one time of year when a large number of pets get into alcohol. Alcohol ingestion in pets can lead to depression, unsteady walking, vomiting, and in severe cases, a serious drop in blood pressure and body temperature. Just one mixed drink can be fatal for a small dog. What’s more, pets (dogs in particular) love to sniff out seasonal chocolates that may be filled with alcohol—so be sure to keep any and all alcoholic substances safely out of paws’ reach.

    Be careful of fireworks – While the Fourth of July is biggest holiday for fireworks, the APCC does receive a large number of calls about these potentially frightening noisemakers on New Year’s Eve. Not only will you want to ensure that your pet has a safe, comfortable place to find sanctuary away from the booming sounds of fireworks, but you should also remember that dogs will eat anything—even if does not seem like it would taste good! Be sure to monitor poppers, noisemakers and explosives before, during and after displays, and always keep a close eye on your pet to prevent any potential problems.  

    Don’t be Taken by Surprise – You may be planning a night out with family and friends to celebrate the oncoming New Year, which means that your pet might be home alone with loud, confusing noises coming from outside. Before you go out, do a quick double check around the house to make sure that all exits are secured, and do what you can to make your pet feel comfortable and safe in your home. Don’t Forget to Have Fun! 

    While we want you to be prepared for any potential dangers, we also want to make sure you have fun with your favorite furry friends as you wave goodbye to 2017 and say hello to 2018. Below is a list of activities you can try with your pet for a fun celebration:

    • Don your dapper apparel. Dress up with your pet to make for a very Instagram-worthy New Year’s Eve. 
    • Cuddle up for a movie marathon. This is the perfect activity for those looking for a comfortable night in. 
    • Have a baking party. Invite some of your friends and their furry friends over and have fun baking some pet-friendly treats. 
    • Watch the ball drop together! What better way to ring in the New Year than with kisses from your favorite furry friend? 

    Stay safe this holiday season, and if you fear that your pet has ingested a potentially dangerous ingredient or object, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888)-426-4435 right away.

    Credit: ASPCA

  • A Dog’s New Years Resolutions:

    Posted on December 30th, 2011
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    A Dog’s New Years Resolutions:

    I will stop trying to find the few remaining clean pieces of carpet in the house when I am about to throw up.

    I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc.

    I will not eat other animals’ poop.

    I will not lick my human’s face after eating animal poop.

    I will not eat my own vomit.

    I will not eat “kitty box crunchies”.

    I will not eat any more socks and then re-deposit them in the backyard after processing.

    The diaper pail is not a cookie jar. I will not eat the disposable diapers, especially the dirty ones.

    I will not chew my human’s toothbrush and not tell them.

    I will not chew crayons or pens, specially not the red ones, or my people will think I am hemorrhaging.

    When in the car, I will not insist on having the window rolled down when it’s raining outside.

    I will not drop soggy tennis balls in the underwear of someone who is sitting on the toilet.

    I will not bark each time I hear a door bell on TV.

    I will not walk under the big dog when he is peeing.

    I will not steal Mom’s underwear and dance all over the back yard with it.

    I will not play tug-o’-war with Dad’s underwear when he’s on the toilet.

    The sofa is not a face towel. Neither are Mom & Dad’s laps.

    My head does not belong in the refrigerator.

    I will not bite the officer’s hand when he reaches in for Mom’s driver’s license and car registration.

    I do not need to suddenly stand straight up when I’m lying under the coffee table.

    I will not roll my toys behind the fridge.

    The garbage collector is NOT stealing our stuff.

    I must shake the rainwater out of my fur BEFORE entering the house.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!  FROM EARTH CARE PRODUCTS