Pet Safety Tips for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

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Somebody grab the Greenies because it's almost St. Patrick's Day! The holiday celebrating the Irish Saint Patrick is a great time to be merry with friends and family, but any holiday that involves big parties and alcoholic beverages calls for extra pet safety precautions. Here are some great safety tips for St. Patrick's Day safety from Eastshore Vet, the best vet in Madison.

Do not give your pet any alcoholic beverages.

Too much alcohol can make humans sick, and pets don't need nearly as much to see extreme consequences. Pets can get very sick from small amounts of alcohol, so not even a sip is okay. Alcohol with high ethanol content can cause your pet to go into a coma. Make sure to keep all alcoholic beverages out of reach. Clean up any spills as soon as possible. Keep your eyes on sneaky pets who will try to steal a lick or two when your back is turned.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="320"]


Think twice before spray painting your pet's coat green.

If you are going to have your pet show off their St. Patrick's day colors, consider dressing them in a themed outfit before you spray paint their coats. There are plenty of cute hats, sweaters, and collars that go with a St. Patrick's Day theme! If you choose to spray paint your pet's coat, make sure to choose a non-toxic spray made for pets. Absolutely do not use anything with harsh or toxic chemicals, and if your pet has sensitive skin, consider skipping the paint entirely. Also, if your pet ends up without any St. Patrick's Day paint, don't pinch them! That's just mean, and they can't tell the difference between green, red, and yellow anyway![caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="245"]


Don't bring your pet to a busy bar or party.

There are so many hazards for pets in loud, crazy parties with lots of people under the influence. They could get stepped on, they could eat or drink something they shouldn't, or they might get scared of all the noise and run away. If you're going out, it's best to have your pet stay at home or with a pet sitter. If you're having people come over, keep your pet in a comfortable, quiet room away from the noise.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="388"]


Shamrocks are poisonous.

If you're celebrating with shamrocks, make sure the plant stays far away from your pet. They are toxic to pets. Although they aren't especially tasty, curious pets will go out of their way to try any food they can get their paws into. If you think your pet has gotten into a toxic plant, please reach out to us at Eastshore Vet, the best vet in Madison.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="350"]


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