Our friends at Petfinder have some great information on keeping your pets safe during the 4th of July holiday! The busiest day for shelters and animal control agencies across the country is July 4th.
- Exercise pets early in the day before celebrations begin
- Make sure guests do not feed pets scraps.
- Keep charcoal, sparklers, fireworks and other potential dangers away from pets
- Leave pets at home during fireworks exhibitions
- Be sure to read the signals of your pets.
- Many bite incidents happen on holidays. Why? people are not in tune to the stress level of their pets, visiting children’s behavior around pets and pet’s reaction to strangers in the home.
- If you see your pet is beginning to stress or tire, give them a break in a quiet place in the home away from guests and excitement.
- Bring pets indoors before the fireworks exhibitions begin. Cats can easily be frightened and run off. The dog that never leaves the yard can become disoriented and jump the fence or take off.
- If pets are frightened of loud noises and lights, close the curtains and leave gentle music or the television playing when you leave
We want you and your pets to have a safe and joyful 4th of July!