Celebrating the New Year and Traveling With Your Pet
2022 is quickly coming to a close, and that means we’re getting ready to welcome 2023 with festive New Year’s Eve celebrations. While some pets are very social and love parties, others prefer quiet and sticking to their routines. Whether your pet is a party animal or not, consider the following tips to keep your pet safe during New Year’s Eve celebrations.
5 Safety Tips for Celebrating the New Year With Your Pet
1. Keep Food Out of Your Pet's Reach
Many human foods are toxic to pets, and many that aren’t toxic can still make your pet quite sick. Keep all of your party foods well out of the reach of your curious and hungry pets. For safety, make sure you have the number for Pet Poison Control available and an emergency veterinary hospital that will be available on New Year’s Eve.
2. Cover and Watch Your Drinks
Alcohol and artificial sweeteners (like xylitol) that are commonly found in New Year’s Eve libations are toxic for pets. Keep drinks covered and never leave them unattended in a place where pets can reach them.
3. Create a Safe, Quiet Space for Your Pet
If you’ll be entertaining guests at your home, create a safe and quiet retreat for your pet in a closed-off room with a white-noise machine, pet bed, food, and water to help them feel comfortable and calm.
4. Keep Your Pet Indoors
Pets can easily become frightened on New Year’s Eve as a result of the loud fireworks that go off at midnight. Even if you have a fenced yard, be sure to keep your pet inside on New Year’s Eve to prevent them from becoming frightened, escaping the yard, and running away. Plus, they’ll feel safer and happier inside with all of the loud noises.
5. Get a Pet Microchip
Microchips greatly increase the odds of being reunited with a lost pet.
Need a Place to Stay on New Year's Eve? Check Out These Pet-Friendly Hotels in Chula Vista
Whether you’ll be visiting Chula Vista or have friends and family coming to stay for the holidays, if pets will be in tow, then a pet-friendly hotel is a must. There are several hotels in Chula Vista that welcome pets, such as those included on this list. If you’ll be traveling without your pets, we welcome you to contact Pacific Pet Hospital for local pet boarding and pet sitter recommendations.