Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips – While we may ooh and ahh over fireworks, these celebration displays leave many of our pets trembling and scared. Without a safety awareness plan to ease their anxiety and fear, pets are more apt to run away or risk injury. Do thunderstorms or loud noises trigger your pets’ worry? Keep a watchful eye on them during large and neighborhood fireworks displays.
Even if your pet hasn’t displayed anxious tendencies in the past, keep these 8 Fourth of July pet safety tips in mind in case their sensitivity to noise has changed:
- Keep nervous pets inside to reduce the risk of them running away from sudden noises.
- Ensure that your pet has access to their calming, safe space: crate, closet, and behind doors.
- Close curtains and windows to minimize noise and light flashes.
- Keep them company, if possible. Some pets find comfort in being held and reassured while stressed.
- Ensure microchip information is up to date, if applicable.
- Distract pets with a new toy or treat.
- For pets with severe anxiousness or aversion to loud noises, consult your vet for sedatives or medicated calming options.
- Ensure that your pet’s collar is tagged with essential information in case they do run away.
Just as we’re conscious of fireworks safety for ourselves and our families, planning for your pet’s safety better prepares a positive celebration for everyone.
Heading out of town for the holiday?
Boarding your pets in a safe, welcoming environment provides you the freedom to enjoy your holiday, knowing your pets are cared for attentively.
At Big Times Kennel, we know being away from home- even for a night- can be stressful… especially for nervous pets. That’s why we treat your four-legged family members as a part of our family. We provide the love, attention, play, and rest they deserve in accommodations that are comforting and safe for all-size breeds.
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