Are you getting ready to throw a Super Bowl party on Sunday? If so you may not want to make a trip to the pet ER during halftime. So here are a few things you can do to Keep Your Dog Safe During a Super Bowl Party.
Place Foods in a Safe Location
If you are like our household, then items such as chicken wings, guacamole and beer will be on hand. But each of these items can pose a serious risk to your pet if consumed. Be sure to place all the items on a high counter or table to keep out of reach of little paws.
Create a Special Location or Bed
The Super Bowl in our house can create a lot of ruckus. Yup, when the #Seahawks are making those amazing touch downs I can start cheering loudly and yelling. For a couple of my Shih Tzu’s this can cause a little stress. The best thing to do is create a quiet safe place for them in another room. I plan on tuning the tv in the spare bed room to the Hallmark Channel for the girls to watch the Kitten Bowl II, which is airs 3 times starting at noon to 9pm PST/EST. During this time Lucy’s Pet Foundation‘s groundbreaking #DogsVsCats football game commercial will feature some of the most high-tech CGI special effects ever done using live animals, something I know my girls will absolutely love!
Beware of Party Decorations
Banners, balloon and streamers are common item decorations to decorate with, but these can also pose risks for possible ingestion to pets that may be curious or just like to play with “stuff” in general. But also don’t forget about those cute toothpicks we use with little flags! The wood can be so fun to chew on as it may have yummy human food residue on it.
Talk to Your Guests
Don’t be afraid to educate your guests of the specific food that may cause problems for your dogs such as the wings, guacamole, alcohol, and sweet treats that have been set out for their enjoyment. Let them know that where the trash cans are, and place in convenient locations! Don’t’ forget to set out a special trash can for all your recyclables too!
Create a Table for Special Dog Snacks
Create a special treat table for awesome doggie treats and snacks for your dogs to eat during the big game to make them feel like they are a part of the party. Let your guests know that the can give treats to your pets from that table only!
Here are a couple of links for some inspired Super Bowl recipes for your dogs:
- Irresistible Pets – Super Bones Super Bowl Dog Treats
A simple easy treat that takes 60 minutes and costs $2 budget to make.
- Doggy Dessert Chef – Trail Tail Mix
Easy healthy snacks that can be made in the oven!
Have a great weekend and an even better Super Bowl Sunday! #gohawks
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Barbara Rivers says
Those are great reminders for a safe, enjoyable Super Bowl Sunday! We’ll have peeps over as well & will be sure to remind them not to share any of our human snacks with them!
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Rachel Sheppard says
These are great suggestions! We are having people over, and I am making sure not to make any snacks where if it dropped, it would harm Rooney, like Chocolate.
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Rascal and Rocco says
What a great topic, keeping dogs safe during a superbowl party. I love those little personal bean dip cups! No double dipping!
Talent Hounds says
Not a football fan myself, I’m mostly there for the snacks LOL but these are great tips!
I am always amazed at what people give dogs to eat when they think no one is looking. Thanks for the great post, these should be printed and handed out at parties 🙂
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What a great idea for a post at Super Bowl time when humans have other things on their minds and need to be reminded to be aware and alert for their pets.
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Miley's Daily Scoop says
Those are some great tips! We are hoping mom is going to make us something special for the big game! Have a great weekend!
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Oz the Terrier says
Great reminders! I hope everyone has a safe and funtastic Super Bowl party!
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