Fireworks and Pets
With our one of our favorite holidays right around the corner, it's important to remember it might not be the favorite of your pet. The Fourth of July is meant to be a celebration, but for your furry four legged friend it can be quite scary! 4th of July is the holiday that has the highest number of pets go missing.Between the loud booms and bright lights fireworks create it can be very disorienting and traumatizing for your pet. Here's some guidelines for how to have a safe and happy fourth for you and your pet this year. Happy Red White and Chew!
- Choose to keep your pet secure in an interior room with the curtains and windows closed away from the cracks and booms. It's important to keep them in a contained area because they might bolt in fear during the fireworks display. Having an eye on them is always a good idea given the nature of the holiday and the loud sounds.
- Make sure your pet is wearing identification for a "just in case" scenario. Having them micro chipped gives you an even higher chance of them being identified.
- Play soft calming music to detract from loud scary noises
- A toy or bone full of a yummy treat such as peanut butter or kibble can be a good distraction for pups of all sizes
- If your pet has been anxious in the past, you can always talk to your vet about some medication to help get them through the holiday.
- Try a calming compression vest to help alleviate their fears.
If you're ever in doubt of ways to help your pet through this holiday and others, please talk to your vet about your options. We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!
From the FurHaven Family