The days around 4th of July are notorious for an increase in lost pets, emergency visits and upset belly for pets! We encourage everyone to put good safety measures into place this holiday as you celebrate with friends and family!
Tips and Safety Measures:
- Leave your pets safe at home:
- If you are going to a gathering or having one at your home make sure your pets are secured in a safe space. A crate or a designated room with a warning sign on the door for guests work best.
- Make sure that identification tags and microchip information are up to date.
- If you need to let them out to potty, be sure to take them out on a leash so that they don’t get spooked by a rogue firecracker and run off.
- Fireworks are not pet friendly:
- Keep your pets inside if you our anyone in your neighborhood are setting off fireworks.
- Keep any sparklers, poppers and firework remnants out of the reach of your pet.
- Beware of ingestion of potentially toxic foods:
- Keep charcoal and other grilling supplies away from your pets reach.
- Avoid feeding table scraps that could possibly be toxic or lead to foreign bodies.
- Be sure to keep pets cool:
- Heatstroke can set in quickly for pets
- Too much sun, heat and humidity is dangerous to pets.
- Be sure to provide them with plenty of shade, water or keep them inside in the A/C to protect them.
Keep your local emergency veterinary hospital’s phone number and address handy in case of an accident or emergency. Have a safe and happy 4th of July Holiday!