Although for us the Fourth of July is synonymous with summer fun, for our pets it can be one of the most dangerous and frightening days of the year.
More pets are lost on the fourth of July than any other day of the year.
Some general rules to follow:
- Make sure your pet is microchipped or has up to date collar or tag on
- Secure your doors and fences
- Leave your pets at home for the celebrations with windows closed and maybe with some background noise playing. Make sure this is a safe place for them
- Do not feed your pets any party or picnic foods
- Keep them away from any fireworks/candles
- Make sure they are out of the sun and heat.
- There are many medical options for noise aversion to help keep your pet calm.
Follow those simple rules and call our hospital to discuss if medication is needed to make this holiday safe for our furry friends!