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Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Celebrate pet Safety this 4th of July

The Fourth of July is a time for celebration, but it's important to remember that our furry friends need some extra care and attention during this festive period! From the potential hazards of fireworks to the summer heat to the temptation of tasty party treats, it's important to prioritize the safety of our beloved pets.   

  1. Loud fireworks, gatherings, and unfamiliar experiences can cause stress and increase the risk of pets getting scared or lost. Follow these valuable tips to ensure the safety and security of your pets during the Fourth. 
  2. Bring your pets inside. The loud noises and flash of the fireworks can cause your pets to get scared and run away.   
  3. Microchip & ID your pets. Make sure your pet has visible ID tags and a microchip with updated information.   
  4. Provide a safe and secure space. Have a space designated for your pets such as a quiet room or crate, and provide them with treat toys and calming music for distraction.   
  5. Exercise early in the day. Walk and play with your pet to tire them out before the fireworks begin to help alleviate stress and avoid accidents.  
Celebrate pet Safety this 4th of July

As we celebrate amidst the summer heat, it's crucial to prioritize the safety and well-being of our furry companions in the face of potential heat-related risks. 

  1. Never leave your pet in the car. If you see an animal in a hot car, try to locate its owner or call 911! 
  2. Watch out for hot pavement. Remember, if it’s too hot for bare feet, it’s too hot for bare paws! 
  3. Always provide water and shade. Bring your pets inside during the hot day and let them rest in a cool part of the house.   
  4. Limit exercise. Exercise in the early morning and late evening to avoid the heat.   
  5. Watch for signs of heatstroke. Excessive panting, excessive drooling, high heart rate, discolored gums, mobility problems, high body temperature, vomiting and diarrhea are some of the most common symptoms. If your pet is experiencing these symptoms, contact your vet immediately! 
Hot Weather Pet Safety Tips

While parties and celebrations bring excitement and fun, it's important to remember to implement essential safety tips to ensure the well-being of our furry friends during these festive gatherings. 

  1. Keep alcohol and party foods out of paws reach.   
  2. Keep charcoal, fireworks, sparklers, and glow-sticks away from curious pets.   
  3. Keep toxic chemicals away from pets.   
  4. Watch out for leftover party favors and decorations.   
  5. Establish boundaries and monitor the grill at all times.  
4th of July Pet Safety Tips