It’s time for those holiday festivities this weekend and a lot of people are looking forward to having some much needed time off. But, not everyone is excited about the July 4th. Some pets are scared on Independence Day.
More pets run away on the 4th of July than any other time of year. Too much activity and noise can cause severe anxiety for some pets.
During the 4th of July festivities try and keep your pet safe and comfortable.
Keep pets inside if at all possible, away from the noise of the fireworks. This will keep your pet from getting injured by stray fireworks and it will keep him away from the noise. He’ll have less chance of bolting or running away.
- Turn on some soft music or the television in the house, to cause a slight distraction from the noise of the fireworks.
- Spend time with your pet in a quiet safe place, during the height of the fireworks and festivities, to soothe him.
- If you have to take your pet outside with you, be sure that you have him on a leash and keep him in close sight.
- Keep an eye on your pet. Barking, howling and moving from window to window can all be signs of anxiety. Distract your pet with a dog treat or a favorite toy.
- If you have a thunder shirt or vest for your pet, put it on before the fireworks start. It can help comfort some animals.
- Don’t leave your pet home alone during the fireworks.
- Keep holiday food away from your pet. It can be too rich.Bailey’s friend, Ralphie is coming over to spend the night so they can hang out inside before the holiday.
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July.