Celebrating 4th of July can be and should be fun, for humans. But if you are a pet parent, remember that it might not be as enjoyable for them. Fireworks booms may terrify cats and dogs. Some are so frightened that they’ll crawl under the furniture, hide in a corner or try to escape.
Here are a few reminders to use everyday but especially on July 4th.
* Even if your cats love the outdoors, and the dogs spending time in the backyard, In that night keep them indoors, that’s the simplest things you can do to keep them safe. The best is to stay with them at home if possible.
* If they are fearful, pat them, talk to them and let them stay at their favorite place where they feel most comfortable (like the kennel, on your bed, etc.)
* Make sure they have their ID tags with your updated phone number at all times. We all know that even indoor pets, take advantage of an open door, even on the most calm day.
* If in the past your pet experienced extreme problematic behavior and fear, talk to your vet before the 4th about giving them meds to calm him.
* Having a barbecue in your yard? Most items used are hazardous to pets. Alcohol, ethanol, fireworks, some human food (Chocolate, grapes, onions, avocados just to name a few) can cause poisoning and even death. The best is keeping them indoors.
Did you know – More pets go missing during the July 4th holiday than at any other time of the year.