For many, Labor Day is a time to celebrate with friends and family. But we mustn’t forget about our furry friends! Whether you’re traveling or having a get-together, it’s best to plan for your pet’s comfort to ensure they’re kept safe and happy during this Labor Day weekend. Here are a few tips for having the best Labor Day for you and your pet.
Keep Them Hydrated
Depending on where you are, the hot weather during Labor Day can get pretty intense. You’ll want to make sure your pet is kept well-hydrated. If you find that your pet isn’t drinking enough water, consider adding ice cubes or frozen water bottles in their water dish, as the coolness might entice them to drink. Especially if your pet enjoys playing outside, preventing dehydration should be one of the top priorities.
Always Have a Copy of Your Pet’s Medical Records Available
If you plan on traveling this Labor Day with your furry friend, then you’ll want to keep a copy of their medical records on hand at all times. Whether or not your trip will be a long one, you never know what could happen while you’re away. If your pet has special medical needs, having their medical records makes it easier to get their needs met when taking them to a nearby vet in the area. It’s best to be prepared in the event a trip to the vet is needed.
Plan for BBQ Safety
Some people choose to stay right at home during Labor Day weekend and throw a BBQ with friends and family. For this situation, you’ll want to consider your pet’s comfort level with new guests and crowded areas if you plan on having a full house event. Additionally, while some pet owners may not feed human food to their pets, Labor Day weekend tends to make people throw caution to the wind more than usual. Be wary of having human foods fed to your pet as greasy foods, bones, corncobs, and skewers can all cause potential harm to your pet. Give them their appropriate food and tell others not to feed them, even if they beg or whine.
Consider Boarding Your Pet
Thinking about these accommodations can feel overwhelming for newer pet owners or owners experiencing their first Labor Day weekend with their pets. Not to worry! If you feel that Labor Day may be a bit too stressful for both you and your pet, consider our pet boarding services! You enjoy the weekend with friends and family, while they enjoy specialized attention with our trained professionals!
Your Pet is in Good Hands with Germantown Vet
We would be happy to have your pet boarded with us at Germantown Vet on Labor Day weekend. Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians is looking forward to taking care of your pet over the holiday weekend! As a pet resort and animal hospital, we offer a wide range of veterinary services. Not only do we offer both cat boarding and dog boarding services, but we also provide both indoor and outdoor playtime and facilitate socialization and individualized playtime.
Call to see if pet boarding is right for you this Labor Day weekend at 240-252-7467, or get in touch online today!