Australia Day for Dogs
As you celebrate Australia Day or just enjoy the long weekend, here are a few things to keep in mind with your pooch to ensure you both have a safe, fun time!
A great way to enjoy the sunshine outside is with a tasty meal cooked on a BBQ. However, BBQ’s can be a hazard for dogs and young children alike. Hot oil and hot surfaces can cause burns so make sure to keep an eye them while sizzling the sausages and steaks, or keep them in a different area altogether until the cooking is done.
A great way to start the morning of any weekend or long weekend is a visit to the local dog beach or park. Please keep in mind those around you and practice pet etiquette, take plenty of water, poop bags and of course, their favourite toy. If you’re looking for some great beach toys for your dog, make sure to check out our online store here!
Food to avoid
Always be careful of what your pooch eats among the platters of good food that may be lying around. As you’ll know, you only have to turn your back for a second and your dog will have some sort of food in its mouth! As a general rule, be sure to keep them away from potentially toxic foods like lamingtons, vegemite, snags and chocolate. If you are looking for food that your dog can safely enjoy, why not try our special Australia Day Dog Biscuits – recipe here.
While we always enjoy the show, it’s not always our pet’s favourite thing. In fact, it can be incredibly traumatising for your poor dog. If there are fireworks near you, make sure your best friend is secure and safe. Lock them indoors if possible, with other noise for distractions such as the tv or radio going. If your dog has particularly bad reactions to fireworks, consider contacting your local vet who may be able to prescribe a mild sedative. In many cases, pheromones via a spray or diffuser can be enough to calm their nerves enough to see them through the loud noise.
By following these simple suggestions, you can make sure that Australia Day is a great, trouble-free day for you and your dog(s).
And as always, have a safe and fun Australia Day!