5 Ways to Protect your Pet During Fireworks

June 30, 2017

Before you light that fuse, READ UP!

As fun as fireworks are for most of us humans, canines don’t always appreciate them like we do. In fact dogs can be down right afraid of them and may be prone to run off, get lost or hurt.

To ensure a fun time for all, check out our list of ways to keep your pets safe during firework holidays.

  1. Have proper ID for your pets. Make sure ID tags and microchips are up to date with all of your current information. Also have a current picture of your pooch on hand — as if you don’t already!
  2. Keep your dog inside in a secure location. Preferably somewhere comfortable and safe such as a crate. Make sure you lock your doors (and doggie doors) as dogs are smart and, if desperate, can escape in ways you wouldn’t think possible.
  3. If you must keep your dog outside, make sure he or she is in a securely fenced area and keep sparklers, glow sticks, fireworks, (as well as charcoal and kabob skewers) away from curious pets. Ask your friends to help you keep an eye on your pup once the booming begins.
  4. If you are traveling out of town or already know your dog is afraid of fireworks, consider boarding. You know we’ve got you covered on that one!
  5.  After the festivities, check your yard and remove any firework debris before allowing your dog outside.

Stay safe, friends.

We wish you all the happiest of holidays this 4th of July!

Want more info? Here’s a more comprehensive list 4th of July Safety Tips.

 

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