Make The Fourth easier for your pet
Pets are terrified of fireworks, and often panic at the loud whizzes and bangs they produce.
Because of this, the American Humane Association reports that July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. Many pets are found lost on the street with no IDs, sometimes not even the collar. Here are some tips to avoid the situation your pet would become one of them...
A few tips for tonight you should follow for your pet's safety:
1) Take your pets for a long walk before the firework madness
starts. The exercise helps to reduce your pet's stress.
2) Keep your dogs and cats inside and make them comfortable
with some extra bedding. Sometimes even a smell of an article
of clothing from your laundry could help to comfort them.
3) Close all windows to keep them away from all the noises
and don't forget to close the doors in case they would panic.
4) Check their collars and be sure they are wearing
their name tags or IDs.
5) Create a calming environment. Surround your furry friends
with their favorite toys and familiar objects. Get stocked with snacks and treats
they like and distract them with it.
...and then, finally,
have a happy and safe Fourth of July!