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Pet Tips: Pros and Cons of Taking Your Pet to the Cherry Blossom Festival
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Pet Tips: Pros and Cons of Taking Your Pet to the Cherry Blossom Festival

Fortunately for pet lovers, the Cherry Blossom Festival not only has pet-centered events, but allows festival-goers to bring their pooches any time.

But before you whistle for Fido to jump in the car, take a moment to ensure your dog's safety - and the safety of others at the festival.

Make sure you hold your dog's leash correctly. If you have a small to medium-sized dog, you can usually loop the handle of the leash around your wrist and grasp the leash with the fingers of the same hand. Use your other hand to hold the leash about halfway between the leash handle and your dog's collar when you need to exert extra control of your pet.

If the dog is large and strong enough to drag you off your feet, either leave the dog at home or use an alternate method of holding the leash securely.

Macon Animal Control Officer Van VanDeWalker has some valuable information on taking your pet to Cherry Blossom Festival in today's Pet Tips video.

Whether you bring your dog or are looking for a pet to adopt, don't miss PAWS for a Cause Saturday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central City Park, top of the Park. FURever Friends Humane Society, Inc., of Gray, will have a micro-chipping and vaccine clinic, agility training demonstrations and obedience 101.

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