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The Fourth of July is just around the corner and with all the fun and festivities approaching, we also have to remember that this holiday can be a stressful time for your pets. This holiday has the highest amount of run away and missing animal cases than any other day of the year. Here are a few tips to help ease your pet’s firework anxiety and keep them safe from harms way.

  • Provide your pet with a safe room in the house during fireworks.
  • Keep a T.V. or radio on (at normal levels) to help tune out the loud noises from outside.
  • Invest in a Thundershirt. Thundershirts have been proven to help relieve dogs of anxiety.
  • Speak with your Veterinarian. Medication can be prescribed to help relieve your dog of anxiety during the holiday.
  • Make sure your pet has a collar with your contact information just in case.
  • It is always a good idea to have your pet microchipped and/or update your pet’s microchip.

If your pet is lost contact your local animal control office and surrounding animal shelters immediately.

Remember…

  • Do not punish your dog for being frightened by the loud noises from the fireworks.
  • Do not force your dogs to be around fireworks. This may cause aggressive behavior.
  • Keep your pets safely away from fireworks, especially as they are lit. Some dogs have been known to try and attack the fireworks.
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