Pets & Fireworks
Fireworks…Big, beautiful and loud! You may love them, but to pets, they truly sound like bombs bursting in air. During the 4th of July weekend, it’s best to keep pets indoors during peak firework hours. According to the ASCPA, more pets go missing during the 4th of July weekend than any other time of the year. Loud noises often trigger panic and pets have been known to run free in attempt to find shelter.
Take your pet on a long walk outside or give them lots of play time to tire them out so that they have time to settle down before the fireworks begin. We know that your pets are pretty intelligent, so it’s a good idea to make sure your windows and doors are closed and locked to prevent any escape passages. Turn on the TV or music to drown out the fireworks. Not too loud to disturb your neighbors, but just loud enough to keep your pet at bay. Give your pet an extra special treat or a stimulating toy that will distract them for a long period of time. As always, provide your pet with plenty of water, food, and love.
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