NEVER leave your pet chained, and on the 4th of July even a fenced in yard won’t cut it! If you can hear the festivities from your yard, then it is not the place for your pet. A scared pet is exponentially more likely to escape, or get entangled in their leash or chain. Leaving your pet unattended is taking an unnecessary risk with their lives.
Keep your home safe, and cozy, and leave the TV running to muffle the boom of fireworks overhead
If you choose to keep your pup with you to marvel at the grand finale, make sure to keep your furry friend in sight and under control at all times.
Know Your Dog, Know Your Vet!
If you know that your furry friend is prone to panic be sure to consult with your vet before July 4th to discuss methods or medications that can alleviate their anxiety.
ID your pet!
Make sure that your best friend is properly outfitted with tags that clearly designate your pet’s name, address, and phone number.
If lost, a pet wearing proper identification tags has a tremendously greater chance of being reunited with their family than a less effectively outfitted pooch.
If you find any unidentified pets at-large in your neighborhood be sure to bring them to your local shelter, where they are most likely to be returned to their proper home.