Keep Your Pet Safe This Holi

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Holi is just a day away and we are all set to enjoy the festival of colours. The excitement is too high. The preparations to colour each other with filled water balloons or powders (gulal or rang) starts days before the festival comes.

The Holi colours are not only harmful for your skin, but also for your pets. If you have a pet, you ought to be very careful about the little one. As chemicals of Holi colours are harmful for us, it can be even more dangerous for you pet. So, here are few pet care tips to follow this Holi.

Pet care tips for Holi:

Keep Your Pet Safe This Holi

Keep the pet safe: Pick up a corner of the house where no one will come and scare the pet. While furious pets can bark and scare you out of fear, there are many pets who would prefer to hide in a corner. To protect your pet during Holi, it is best to tie and keep them in a corner where no one would irritate your pet.

Pet should be kept away from kids: Holi is a very exciting festival for kids. They love to throw colours on whatever they see. So, it is important to keep your pet away from small kids. Holi colours are dangerous for your pet and can lead to skin allergies.

Avoid feeding sweets: This is one pet care tip to remember during Holi. We all love to offer sweets and celebrate the festival. However, most of the pets are allergic to sweets, sugar and high calorie foods. So, make sure none of your guests or kids offer sweets to your pet.

No fried food: Like sweets, fried or high calorie foods do not go well with the digestive system of the pets. Also, foods rich in butter or cream are difficult to digest. It is better to stick to dog food or simple and easy to digest foods like rice.

Remove colours: If by any chance someone applied colour on your pet, use a mild shampoo and bathe the pet to remove the colour. Wash the pet eyes if colour has entered inside. If the irritation continues, take the pet to a vet.

Follow these pet care tips to make this Holi safe even for your pets.

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Story first published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 17:32 [IST]
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