How to keep your pets safe during New Year’s Eve celebrations
Ringing in 2024 may be exciting for humans but it can be frightening for dogs with all the loud noises.
Fireworks are one of the biggest ways the new year is celebrated every year similar to July 4.
Here are some tips for keeping your pet safe this year:
Petting your dog -- If you or someone else is able to stay home with your pet, keep them in a safe room. That is a room with the least amount of windows.
It is also a good idea to give them a little extra affection.
Play music or put on a movie to cover up the noise. You can also give them a treat that takes some time to chew or a KONG with peanut butter to keep them busy.
Use a Thundershirt. A Thundershirt is like a weighted blanket that your dog wears.
Cats and dogs like a place where they can hide whether it’s under your bed or in a cozy crate.
Take them for a walk before it gets dark.
Make sure your dog has an updated collar with an ID tag in case anything happens.
If you are celebrating the new year elsewhere and leaving your dog at home, make sure all exits are closed off, food and medication are put away and make sure your pet is comfortable.