New Year's Eve is a great time to celebrate the coming of a new year with anticipation of what positive things lie ahead, while reminissing on fond memories from the past year. Although it can be a fun filled celebration for humans, it can be a rough night for animals.
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you celebrate this New Year's Eve with your pets.
If you are hosting a New Year's Eve party at your house, make sure your pets are placed in a comfortable area that is away from the activities and loud noises. Popping open a bottle of champagne may be fun to you, but it's a perfect way to scare your dog or cat. Whenever possible, avoid keeping them outside, as fireworks and other neighbors celebrations can lead to unnecessary pet anxiety, as well.
Be aware of alcohol and pets, especially after the party is over, when there may be glasses of beer or liquor left behind. Consumption of alcohol can be very dangerous, even deadly, for pets, so be sure to keep a close eye on pets when alcohol is around, and never give them any alcohol as a treat or just a joke.
If you decide to celebrate this New Year's Eve with a quiet night at home, be sure to include your pets in the celebration. They love the attention and will probably want you closeby to cuddle up with if the fireworks outside get too noisy! :)
Happy New Years to everyone!