Fourth of July Pet Safety
Pet parents! More pets get lost or hurt on July 4th than any other day of the year. Keep your pets safe, heathy and anxiety-free with these safety measures.
First, begin making your checklist a few days before the holiday of all the things you need to do to keep your pets safe. Now is the time to:
- Secure fences
- Refill anxiety medications
- Find or purchase your thunder shirts
- Update pet microchips and ID tags
- Take current photos of your pets
Use these 7 safety tips on July 4th to keep your pets safe and healthy:
- Be sure your pets are wearing up-to-date ID tags at all times
- During cookouts, ask guests to play with your pets away from the flames
- Keep charcoal, fireworks and sparklers away from your pets at all times
- Take a current photo of your pets, just in case. Keep it handy, so you can have it at a moment’s notice.
- Give your pets thunder coats to help ease their anxiety during fireworks time
- Reserve a fafe space in your home where they can retreat from guests and fireworks
- Keep your pets secured INSIDE your home
- If your dog or cat is afraid of loud noises, leave gentle music or the TV playing for them to cover the noise of the fireworks
- Give your pets a safe place to hide from the noise
- Keep your pets busy with toys, games and treats
- Skip the celebration and stay home with your pets. Sometimes your presence makes all the difference, and they might really need you!