Happy 4 of July!
Fireworks, picnics and other Fourth of July traditions can be great fun for
people; but all of the festivities can be frightening and even dangerous for
Animals. Noisy fireworks and other celebrations can startle animals and cause
them to run away; holiday foods can be unhealthy; summer heat and travel can be
dangerous; and potentially dangerous debris can end up lying on the ground where
pets can eat or play with it.
Whether or not your planning your own Independence Day celebration, it is
important to take precautions to keep your pets safe both during and after the
July 4th festivities.
¸ Preparing in advance:
Make sure your pets â cats and dogs alike â have identification tags
with up-to-date information.
If your pets are not already micro chipped, talk with your veterinarian
about micro chipping. This simple procedure can greatly improve your chances of
Getting your pets back if they become lost.
If your pets are micro chipped, make sure your contact information in the
Microchip registry is up-to- date.
Take a current photo of all of your dogs â just in case.
If your pet has historically been anxious on this holiday, or if you have
Reason to expect potentially harmful reactions, consider behavioral therapy to
Desensitize your pet and reduce the risk of problems.
Make sure the environment is safe and secure. If your neighbors set off
Fireworks at an unexpected time, is your yard secure enough to keep your pet
Contained? Evaluate your options, and choose the safest area for your animals;
and make improvements if needed to make the area more secure.
¸Safety during July 4th celebrations’ Leave your pets at home when you go to parties, fireworks displays, parades
and other gatherings. Loud fireworks, unfamiliar places and crowds can all be
very frightening to pets, and there a s great risk of pets becoming spooked and
Consider putting your pets in a safe, escape-proof room or crate during
parties and fireworks.
If your hosting guests, ask them to help keep an eye on your pets to
make sure they do not escape. Placing notes on exit doors and gates can help
both you and your guests remain vigilant.
Keep your pets inside if you or your neighbors are setting off fireworks.
Keep sparklers, glow sticks, fireworks, and charcoal and kabob skewers away from
Don’t Put Insect Repellant on Your Pets that is not specifically for
Alcoholic Drinks are poisonous to Pets
Have Your Pets Properly Identified
Keep Your Pets Away from Glow Jewelry
NEVER Use Fireworks around Pets
Do not Give Your Pets â Table Food
Lighter Fluid and Matches Are Harmful to Pets.
PLAN AHEAD Make sure your pet is microchipped and that the registration has your current address. In addition, make sure your dog is wearing a license tag. These two simple steps help us reunite families if a pet does get lost.
KEEP PETS INDOORS Keep your pets inside. If you are having guests over, keep pets in a room that is off-limits to guests, with plenty of water and food.
CREATE A CALMING ENVIRONMENT Surround pets with their favorite toys and other familiar objects. Play soothing music and keep the room as quiet as possible by closing doors, windows and blinds.
More Pets Go Missing On the 4th of July than any other holiday
We recommend Thunder shirts
When using rescue remedy or any other sedative please consult your vet!