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How to Keep Your Pet's Safe on the 4th!
June 27, 2022
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Happy 4th to everyone… except maybe your pets.

 

The 4th of July is a great day to get together with friends and family, but we have to keep our furry family members in mind. This holiday can be quite stressful for them due to fireworks.

 

Fireworks are LOUD, bright, and can smell. These are all things that can upset your pet, causing them to hide or feel the need to flee. The good news is there are steps you can take to help your pet feel safe and comfortable during fireworks. Check out our tips below!

  1. Keep your pet indoors.
    • It is important not to bring your pet outside or to a fireworks show. The sudden loud noises could cause your pet to run away and look for shelter, so keep them indoors to prevent them from running away. 
  2. Create a cozy corner for your pet.
    • Set up your pets crate or bed in a quiet corner of your home. Don’t force them into this area during the fireworks, but make sure they are aware of it so they have a place to go if they are looking for comfort.
  3. Comfort your pet.
    • If your pet becomes stressed it is important that you remain calm. You can go to your pet, and use soothing and quiet tones to make them feel safe. Make sure not to become frantic, as your pet will be able to sense this and this will only make them more uncomfortable. 
  4. Try to divert your pets attention.
    • Use calm, classical music to try to drown out the noise caused by the fireworks. You can also give your pet their favorite snack or toy to help them forget about the loud noises and bright lights.
  5. Make sure your pet’s Microchip and ID is up to date.
    • If you follow the previous steps your pet should be nice and safe inside your home, but it is always good to be extra prepared! Make sure your pet’s microchip is registered with your current information and that they are wearing an ID tag with your phone number on it in case they happen to get lost. 

 

By following each of these steps, you and your pets should be able to have a lovely holiday! If your pet continues to be stressed or becomes frantic during holiday with Fireworks, we recommend speaking with your vet. They may be able to recommend medications to help with your pet’s anxiety.



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