Holiday Pet Safety Tips and Bailey, the Featured Pet of the Week
Now is the time to start planning your pet care during the peak holiday season and meet Bailey, a young girl in search of her forever family.
Halloween is over and that means the busy holiday season is now upon us. While many of us make plans for these, one thing that can go through the cracks is putting together a pet vacation plan.
Humane Society of South Central Michigan (HSSCM) staff say that if you are planning to leave town while on vacation, now is the time to make arrangements for your furry family member while you are away.
Another helpful tip is to have a quiet location away from your family reunion where your pet can escape noise and overstimulation. Along with this, make sure your pet is safe while groups come and go from your home and packages are transported inside and out.
Food is another thing to know. There are a lot of foods we eat on vacation that shouldn’t be shared with cats and dogs. Find below a list of common foods that are toxic to dogs and click here for a list of foods that should not be fed to cats.
Miss Bailey is just under 5 months old. She is a Mixed Australian Shepherd with a few possibilities Dog. But there is no guarantee of breed. One thing is for sure, Baily is a very sweet and beautiful girl. She may be a little shy, but with a little patience and encouragement her confidence is sure to grow.
Bailey loves to play but also loves to snuggle up once she has had time to get to know you. Due to its breed, a physically fenced yard is a must. Bailey loves to run and play outside. She may do well in a house with another dog, waiting for an approved request and meeting and greeting each other. She has not been tested with cats yet. Bailey would do better in a house with kids ages 8 and up.
How would you like to make Bailey a forever member of your family? Click here to find an application (click on the Adoption tab at the top left) to complete and return to HSSCM.
Want to add a furry family member, but maybe Bailey isn’t the right fit? Click here to see other cats and dogs waiting for their forever homes.
WATCH: Here Are 30 Foods That Are Poisonous For Dogs
To prepare for a potential incident, always keep your veterinarian’s phone number handy, as well as an after-hours clinic that you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline that you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.
However, even with all of these resources, the best cure for food poisoning is to prevent it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human food can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 Common Foods to Avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.