Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe During Fourth Of July Fireworks

By Cody Briana on June 29, 2018
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The 4th of July is almost here, which is exciting! Who doesn’t love a day off from work, BBQ, and fireworks? You know, except our furry friends. Animal shelters usually crowd after America’s birthday. Pets tend to run away from stress of the loud, explosive noises. These helpful tips, thanks to Fox 5, should calm your best friend and hopefully, keep them safe.

– Play a game or go for a long walk during the day so they won’t be so wound up later
– Close your blinds, curtains, and windows. Animals have been known to jump fences, break chains, and even leap through glass windows
– Be certain their collar identification and microchip is up to date in case they get loose
– Select a cool and quiet room where the noise will be at a minimum
– Turning on the air conditioner, fan, or television can help drown out noise even further
– For extra comfort, put on some classical music– or their favorite tunes
– If your pet has a history of panicking speak to your vet about sedating them
– Board them. If your neighborhood is particularly loud, it may be best for your pet
– Skip the fireworks! Stay in with your fur friend to keep them company while distracting them with fun games

Good luck!

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