Fireworks are scary

July 4th Pet Safety Tips

July 4th is celebrating for humans but to our pets it can be a scary time with all the loud noises. Be prepared to help your dog and cat stay safe with a minimum amount of stress this 4th of July.

Did you know the shelters say July 5th is the busiest day of the year?

Leave your pet at home if you are attending July 4th events

Keep your pet in the house (Make sure doggie door is closed)

Provide a place to hide (crate, closet, under the bed)

Have the TV or radio on to drown out the noise

Make the room dark with the blinds drawn

If you know your pet is sensitive to loud sounds be prepared to help

Some natural remedies to help with the fear and anxiety

 Lavender oil
 Rescue remedy
 DAP (Comfort Zone)

 Lavender oil
 Rescue remedy

Be sure your pet is wearing identification tags and all information is up to date

Have a current full bodied picture of your pet on hand in case they do run away

Never use fireworks around pets

Fireworks are toxic to pets

Fireworks can result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of the curious fearless dog that bites into a flaming fused firework

Do not put “glow” jewelry on your pet or allow them to play with them.

The luminescent substance is not highly toxic, but it can cause excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation. Intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces

Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellant to your pet unless it is labeled specifically for pets.

July 4 picture