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July 4th Pet Safety Tips

Hard to believe that July 4th is this Monday!  Wow!  Here are some pet safety tips to keep your precious treasures out of harms way.

  • Keep your pets away from the BBQ area due to matches and lighter fluid.
  • Do not give alcoholic beverages or caffeine to your pets as it is toxic.
  • Keep your pets home; don’t take them to the fireworks display.
  • Make sure your pets have their proper tags attached to their collars. If they were to get loose, they can be properly returned.
  • Lots of dogs end up in shelters on this day as they get disoriented and lost due to fireworks.
  • Keep your dogs in the crate if necessary.  As another option, keep them in the laundry room as it is typically well-ventilated.
  • No table leftovers as they can be toxic.
  • Keep them inside so they are safe.
    For further information go to http://www.aspca.org

Please contact President Max-well’s Pet Services for your pet care needs in the Jupiter/Tequesta and Palm Beach Gardens areas. 561-827-7298.

 

 

Hurricane Preparedness for your Pet

Hurricane

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Here are some invaluable basic hurricane preparedness tips to keep your pets safe from the storm.

Make sure all of your pet’s vaccinations and medical records are up to date. And have copies of them with you. Also, have enough medication on hand.
• Have a carrier on hand just in case you have to transport and to keep them safe. Make sure you have bedding, so if you have to evacuate, your pet is comfortable. (Have contact info visible on the carrier.)
• Keep your pet inside and not in your vehicle. If you have to evacuate, bring your pet with you, so they will not get traumatized.
• Make sure your pet is micro- chipped, so if your pet does get lost, he can be found.
• Have plenty of water, (make sure it is the water your pet is used to drinking.) If it is different water, it could trigger a digestive episode.
• Have enough dry food and treats for a few days. (Wet food not recommended, as it needs refrigeration.) Unless it is a small can of wet food.
• Collars and leashes. On the collar, make sure their tags are secure and have your contact information.
• Have a pet first aid kit as a precaution for any cuts or wounds.
• If you want to board your pet, make a reservation ahead of time. Should the necessity of going to a shelter arise, make sure the shelter that you go to allows pets.
• For this and other information, contact the experts at President Max-well Pet Services, we will be happy to help.  561-827-7298

Some websites to consider:

BringFido.com for pet friendly hotels, motels, restaurants and other resources for pets and their owners.

ASPCA for further info on disaster preparedness

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