Throwing a Super Bowl Party? Here are some tips on how to keep your pets safe during game day.
Keep the food away from your pets. Try to avoid placing dips and wings on coffee tables where your pet can easily get to.
If you use onions and garlic in your dip these can be toxic to pets resulting in gastrointestinal distress and if consumed in large amounts anemia. Onions and garlic powder are even more potent than fresh onions and garlic.
If your pet gets into chicken wings this could lead to a condition called pancreatitis which can be triggered by eating a fatty meal. Additionally, many chicken wings are flavored with onions, garlic, and chives which are toxic to pets.
Unfortunately, some people think it’s funny to feed dogs alcohol. Or the pet gets into the garbage and starts licking up the left-over drinks. Keep the drinks away from your pets.
May contain chocolate or other toxic food such as raisins. Furthermore, the fat content of desserts may cause pancreatitis. Even certain candies can be harmful if they contain Xylitol (sweetener).
A chip or two is usually going to be fine for most pets. But, chip bags are the number 1 cause of pet suffocation.
Avoid Marijuana Exposure:
Dogs have more cannabinoid receptors in their brains making them more susceptible to adverse effects compared to humans. Pets can be become intoxicated by ingesting cannabis or inhaling second-hand smoke. Symptoms of marijuana intoxication include urinary incontinence and ataxia (stumbling while walking).
Keep the room tidy and keep the garbage in a secure area:
In addition to eating potentially toxic food; eating garbage may lead to a foreign body obstruction which is a medical emergency.
Be mindful of your timid pets.
With all the loud cheers and groups of people, you may want to consider a quiet room for your more timid pets.