Remember to keep your pets safe during Forth of July celebrations.
July 4Th fireworks can be a very scary and sometimes fatal time for pets. They often become extremely frightened by the noise and commotion of The Independence Day celebrations.
Here Are A Few Tips From Your Local Pet Sitter:
- Resist the urge to take your pet to fireworks displays.
- Do not leave your pet in the car. With only hot air to breathe inside a car, your pet can suffer serious health effects—even death—in a few short minutes. Partially opened windows do not provide sufficient air, but they do provide an opportunity for your pet to be stolen.
- Keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area. This can keep her from escaping the yard and getting lost or hurt. Some animals can become destructive when frightened, so be sure that you’ve removed any items that your pet could damage or that would be harmful to your pet if chewed.
- Drown out the sounds. Leave a television, fan or radio playing at normal volume to keep him company and drown out the sounds while you’re attending Fourth of July picnics, parades, and other celebrations.
- If you know that your pet is seriously distressed by loud noises, consult with your veterinarian before July 4Th for ways to help alleviate the fear and anxiety he or she will experience during fireworks displays.
- Never leave pets outside unattended, even in a fenced yard or on a chain. In their fear pets who normally wouldn’t leave the yard may escape and become lost or get intangled in a chain which could get them hurt or worse.
- Make sure your pets are mico-chipped or are wearing identification tags so that if they do become lost, they can be returned promptly. Identification tags can be purchased for just a little money. Put at least two telephone numbers on your pets tags. This can be a quick and easy way to get your pets back home safe and sound. Animals found running loose should be taken to the local animal shelter, where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners.