Prepare your Pets for the 4th of July!

    Did you know that more pets go missing on the the 4th of July than any other day of the year? Most of them are never returned back to their families. If your pets are anything like mine, they are my furry BABIES, my 4 legged friends, and a huge part of our family.

    The 4th of July is a time for Celebration, Family, Good Food, Fireworks and just some good ol wholesome FUN! Here are a few tips to help those furry members of your family have a fun and safe Holiday as well :

    1. Make sure that all your pets are kept inside while the fireworks are being let off and wearing current identification tags. Dogs who are not normally known to be diggers or fence jumpers suddenly find themselves with houdini- like escape artist skills.

    2. If you are going somewhere to watch the fireworks, leave your pets at home. Leaving on the Radio or Television will help drowned out the sound of the explosions.

    3. Provide your pets with a small, dark place to go and hide. Dogs are naturally den animals and  this will help give them a sense of security. If your dog is already comfortable in a crate this is a great option.

    4. Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise earlier in the day.

    5. Leave your animals with something fun to do, a frozen treat such as peanut butter or wet dog food inside of a Kong will help keep your dog happy and distracted.

    6. A Thundershirt may also be calming for those with dogs that already have high anxiety. It is based on the same principals as swaddling a baby, a snug garment that has been shown to help anxious dogs in stressful situations.

    If your pet does come up missing over the holiday, go IN PERSON to the Local Animal Shelter and identify your fur baby in person. The shelters will be over run with lost animals and the staff may not be able to respond back to you in a timely manner.

    Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

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