AS CORONATION celebrations get underway, dog owners have been warned over a common mistake that could make their pets seriously ill.
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But dog behaviourist Caroline Spencer claimed leaving your pet at home might be a better option.
She told the Mirror that the massive crowds could overwhelm the animals.
She said: “I do not think dogs should be taken to the coronation unless they are service or assistance dogs.
“Ultimately, you must think about your dog’s needs, as opposed to your wants.
“London will be extremely busy and this can be stressful for dogs – particularly those prone to reactivity.”
She also urged Brits to keep their dogs well-hydrated and cool should the weather heat up tomorrow.
She added: “It’s important that you understand signs of stress so you can help to ease their anxieties and make them comfortable on the day.
“This includes panting, their tongue being turned up at the end or spoon-shaped, licking their lips, a tense muzzle and forehead, their ears being pinned back, dilated pupils, bloodshot eyes and diarrhoea.”
It comes after vets issued an urgent warning to pet owners over common household products that could seriously harm your cats and dogs.
And Brits were told to watch out for cheap food brands making their pets seriously ill.