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Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

4th of july pet safety

It may seem like a fun idea to bring your pet to a friend’s backyard BBQ or to the local park to enjoy the festivities of the holiday, but loud fireworks, bright lights, and being in an unfamiliar place can be a frightening combination to any pet. More pets go missing on the Fourth of July in the U.S., than any other day of the year. Here are some tips to keep your pet safe this Fourth of July:

 

  1. Ensure your pet has a collar ID and microchip. 

In the case that your pet escapes and goes missing, it’s crucial to have your pet properly identified with collar identification and an updated microchip. It’s also a good idea to have a recent photo of your pet in the case that you need to post “missing” signs around the neighborhood. Without proper identification, 90% of lost pets do not make it back home.

  1. Give your dog plenty of exercise before the fireworks begin. 

A nervous dog with lots of energy not only can do lots of damage to your home but could potentially hurt themselves in a moment of panic. The more tired your dog is, the more likely they’ll be calm during the fireworks.

  1. Provide them a safe place to escape the noise. 

Since most dogs and cats are afraid of fireworks, it’s important to provide them with a safe space. A bed or crate in your home can provide a secure feeling during the fireworks.

  1. Close the windows and lower the blinds.

Block out the loud noises and bright lights of the fireworks by closing all of the windows and lowering the blinds in your home. Also, it can help to turn on the air conditioner, and the TV or radio to drown out the noise of the fireworks.

 

If you’re unable to stay at home with your pet, we’d love to look after them this holiday. Book boarding for your fur baby, for 4th of July!

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4th of July Pet safety Tips infographic

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  1. Pet MD
  1. Tagg

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5 Pet Safety Tips For 4th of July

4th of july dog

The 4th of July is a time of celebration! Between grilling on the BBQ, festive neighborhood parades and the after-dark firework shows, this time of year is a blast. By following the tips below, you can help ensure that you and your pet have a safe and fun-filled 4th of July.

1. Leave pets in a safe zone. The loud noise of fireworks can startle your cat or dog, so keep your pet inside your home or a place where they can feel comfortable. Book their stay at Best Friends, and we’ll be sure they have a safe, comfortable and fun stay with us! If you have to leave them at home, we suggest a frozen Kong stuffed with peanut butter or treats, accompanied by some soft music and plenty of water to help ease the nerves of your furry friend. Here are a few other tips to keep your pet entertained while you’re away.

Dog at a picnic 2. Although we sometimes like sneaking our pets dinner scraps here and there, be mindful that some human food can be harmful to your pet. Chocolate, beer, corn-on-the-cob, onions, grapes, garlic, avocado, and raisins are all hazardous foods for dogs and cats. Here is a full list of human foods you should not feed your pets.

Puppy at the vet

3. Only apply sunscreenbug repellent to your pet if you’ve consulted with your veterinarian about certain pet-friendly products. What is safe for a human to use could be harmful to your pet.

Pug in a cone

4. Charcoal, glow sticks, sparklers and fireworks can be harmful or even toxic to pets. Be sure to keep your pet away from such items. If your pet does ingest or is injured by any of those items, call your emergency veterinarian immediately.

Cat being micro-chipped

5. Did you know that more pets go missing on 4th of July than any other day of the year? Ensuring your pet has up-to-date identification (ID tags and microchip) may be the best way t­o retrieve your pet should they manage to escape during the holiday festivities. If your pet does go missing, follow these steps to help bring your furry friend back home.

 

For any questions, please consult your local veterinarian.

 

Share your photos and videos with us! Did you score a video of Sparky catching a fly ball while jumping into the pool? Did you snap a cute photo of Fluffy in a sleeping slumber? Send your best photos and videos of your pets to marketing@bestfriends.net for a chance to be featured.

 

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