Fourth of July is just around the corner, and for many, it’s filled with fun, food, and fireworks. However, for pets, it’s associated with confusion, anxiety + terror due to the fireworks. According to Pet Amber Alert, there is a 30%-60% increase in lost pets between July 4th-6th.
Check out our tips below to keep your furry companion safe this Independence Day.
Comforting your pets with their favorite snacks, toys, and attention is one of the best ways to make sure they feel secure. If necessary, ask your local veterinarian about natural calming products, anxiety wraps + other recommended products.
Exposing your pet to loud noises weeks before the holiday can help minimize their fear. By playing music, movies, and podcasts with loud noises and pairing them with food can be a useful and effective longer-term approach to managing firework-fear through gradual conditioning.
Collar, ID Tags, Microchips
It’s surprising how strong pets can be when they are scared. An unexpected loud noise can cause your pet to bolt and break free from their leash. Making sure your pet is microchipped and has an ID tag that contains your current information can give you peace of mind.
Make sure your pet are safely contained in a quiet, escape-proof area when fireworks start going off in your neighborhood. The best solution is to close all the blinds and play some quiet music at a moderate level to help muffle the noise.
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