4th of July can be stressful for your pets. Here are some tips to help your fur baby during the holiday.
- Try leaving the TV or radio on at a normal level. This could help distract them from the noise outside.
- Make sure you feed your pet before it gets dark out and people start setting off fireworks. They might be too afraid to eat when the fireworks start.
- Give them a new chew toy or bone. Dogs always get excited when they receive a new toy. Just another way to distract them.
- Definitely do not leave your pet outside, even in a fenced yard.
- Make sure your pets collar tags and microchip are up to date with your contact information in case they do run away.
- Make sure to keep your pets away from anything hot, like a firework or the BBQ grill.
- Don't leave any alcoholic drinks unattended for pets to reach them. You don't want that vet bill!
- Don't spray bug repellent on your pet unless it says safe for pets/animals.
- If a pet bites into a glow stick, the luminescent substance can make them sick.
- Exercise your pet prior to fireworks. If they are a little tired, it may help them relax a little bit more.
- If you have your pets out during the day before the fireworks, just remember to make sure they have plenty of water and that hot concrete can burn the bottoms of their feet.
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