1- We do not share our meal
On New Year's Eve, everyone has their own meal! Do not feed your cat smoked salmon, as food that is too salty can poison it. Also forget the pieces of turkey, chicken or even rabbit whose small bones could cause an occlusion or a perforation of the digestive tracts of your animals.
2- We do not give sweet treats
Do not leave your boxes of chocolates next to your animals… Chocolate is very toxic to dogs, cats, ferrets and small rodents. Dogs are very sensitive to the effects of theobromine (a nitrogenous substance present in many plants) contained in chocolate " because elimination is slower than in humans, and the toxic dose is reached more quickly " specifies the Center. West Animal and Environmental Poison Control (CAPAE-Ouest).
3- We put alcohol out of reach
Without alcohol, the party is crazier: especially for your animals! Indeed, the ethanol contained in sugary alcoholic drinks (punch for example) is very toxic, especially for dogs. “ The manifestations begin after a variable delay depending on the dose ingested and the amount of food present in the digestive tract. The clinical signs reflect the depression of the nervous system: balance disturbances, prostration, drowsiness, paralysis and breathing difficulties. Then coma, and the animal can die after a circulatory failure ”warns the Center AntiPoison CAPAE-Ouest.
4- We do without party favors
No party, no party favors? Unfortunately, you will have to do without it… Because streamers, party favors and confetti can be swallowed and cause an occlusion, the outcome of which could be fatal to your four-legged friend.
5- Pay attention to candles and light garlands
To sift the atmosphere, nothing like candles! But your cat and dog are at high risk of getting burned or knocked over. So be sure to place them out of their reach.
As for the beautiful light garlands … a puppy or a rabbit who bite them could be electrocuted!
6- Turn down the music
You have planned music and dancing for your festive evening … Remember to isolate your animals because this deafening noise is not pleasant for them. Set up your dog's basket in a quiet place where he can isolate himself from people and music. Ditto for your cat: let him go and hide and keep him quiet.
7- We put it away from firecrackers and fireworks
Avoid taking your dogs to the fireworks on December 31st as these sudden lights and deafening noises are stressful and are perceived as a danger to be avoided. The sounds of firecrackers are also very unpleasant for them.
At home, let your dog go and hide… You can even help him by installing his basket in a quiet and dark place; he will feel reassured and secure.