Super Bowl and Pets
The Super Bowl is almost upon us and like most fellow Americans, you may be looking forward to having friends to visit and enjoy food, drink and, of course, the big game. This can be a hugely exciting time for us humans, but can easily lead to stressed pets and even risk their safety.
At Pet Remedy USA, we have listed our tips to avoid the dangers which may affect your pets over this time.
Super Bowl snacks!
Whilst you are enjoying endless snacks and finger food at your Super Bowl party, be aware that much of this food can be incredibly harmful to your pets. Containing high amounts of sugar and salt are just one of the reasons to keep this well away from your furry friend, as well as ingredients such as onion, garlic and potato skins being toxic to pets.
Dairy products such as cheese and cream can lead to upset stomachs as pets lack the enzymes to break down lactose and chocolate is extremely toxic to dogs.
Our advice is to keep food well out of reach of pets and warn guests not to give any food to your pets, no matter how cute their puppy-dog eyes may look.
Alcohol & Caffeine
Unsurprisingly alcohol is a toxin for dogs and can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, difficulty breathing, tremors, loss of coordination, abnormal blood acidity, coma, or death. Alcohol needs to be kept in your hand and well away from any pets.
Caffeine in coffee, tea and sodas can be as bad as alcohol, and cause abnormal heart rhythms, seizure, or death. Sweet smells will attract your pup so all drinks at the party should stay out of your dog’s reach.
Clean up after yourselves
Keeping food and drink away is one thing, but all left overs and waste placed in the garbage can be more dangerous due to packaging and non-edible items. At your party, it may make sense to leave your trash can in a place where all guests can find it…but so will your dog. Avoid any disasters by keeping the trash in a safe place, and just let guests know where it is.
Super Bowl tends to encourage cheering, yelling and general excitement! But to your pets, they will become confused, scared or excited by the sudden change in noise levels and atmosphere. In a recent survey conducted by Pet Remedy, over 50% of dogs suffered with stress due to loud noises. Your dog may try to run and hide, bark or become aggressive. Make sure you keep your dog away from the noise and in a secure area where they can hide but not escape and run away. Also, try to control the noise limits the best you can or turn on the radio in the room your pet is.
Although you may know the people turning up at your house…well, we hope you do! your dog may not. Our recent survey showed that 48% of dogs became stressed when visitors came to their house. It may be worth either introducing your dog to these visitors one by one, or leaving your dog with a family member they know whilst your have your Super Bowl celebrations.
Pet Remedy USA is a clinically proven, natural formula designed to ease anxiety in a stressed pet. This natural alternative is available in both easy to use sprays and diffusers, and lasts up to 6 weeks to make sure your Super Bowl party (and after party) are a calm and fun experience for all.