Gallery: 10 Tips to Protect Dogs at Cookouts
1. Leashes can be helpful
Consider keeping your pup on a leash so she doesn’t explore hot grills or tables of food. (Photo: Thinkstock)
2. Check your pup
Be sure your dog is wearing a visible and up-to-date ID tag on her collar before the party begins.(Photo: Thinkstock)
3. Be careful with supplies
Keep charcoal, matches and lighter fluid away from your dog. (Photo: Thinkstock)
4. Ask for help
While grilling, ask guests to play with your dog far from the flames. (Photo: Thinkstock)
5. Be careful with repellants
Place citronella and other insect-repellants where your dog can’t reach them. (Photo: Thinkstock)
6. Avoid adult accidents
Never leave alcohol unattended around dogs. (Photo: Thinkstock)
7. Read the labels
Check that all sunscreen or insect repellant you apply to your dog is labeled for use on pets. (Photo: Thinkstock)
8. Avoid a tummyache
Don’t let guests give your pup people food which can cause stomachaches or worse! Keep treats on hand for guests who want to reward your dog. (Photo: Thinkstock)
9. Keep watch!
Be sure all children are supervised when near your dog to avoid any roughhousing. (Photo: Thinkstock)
10. Timeouts aren't a punishment
If your pup seems overwhelmed, bring her inside and put her in a quiet area away from guests. (Photo: Thinkstock)
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