Loud sounds can be scary for anyone…especially for a dog that has no clue what’s going on. Dogs and fireworks just don’t mix! Everyone knows that during the 4th of July, fireworks are a big thing. It’s very important to keep your pet safe during this time.
Pets can get lost at any time of the year, but more pets get missing on the 4th of July than at any other time! Isn’t that scary? Well, the 4th of July is actually scary for some pets so make sure you keep them comfortable on this day. It may be a lot of fun for you, but very terrifying for your dog!
Dogs and Fireworks Tips
This infographic from PetAmberAlert.com should be very helpful on how to keep your pet safe during the 4th of July festivities. Feel free to share this pet and fireworks infographic to help other pet parents be aware of the dangers of dogs and fireworks.
Tips on How to Prevent Losing Your Dog!
As I mentioned earlier, dogs and fireworks just don’t mix. Losing a pet is heartbreaking, but it happens and it happens the most on the 4th of July! If possible, keep your dog in at all times during the 4th of July and 4th of July weekend, but if he must go outside, please do the following.
- MAKE SURE YOUR DOG IS WEARING AN UPDATED COLLAR AND A DOG TAG
- KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR DOG AT ALL TIMES
- KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEASH
View important tips on how to calm your dog HERE. Don’t add your pet to the list of lost pets that get lost around this time. Let’s prevent it! If your dog does happen to get lost, I’m so sorry! View these tips HERE on what to do if you lose your dog!
How to Find Your Dog
Here are some resources on how to find your dog.
We will NOT be taking Simba near any fireworks. We never do. Simba will be staying in the house where he will be quite comfortable. Simba isn’t really bothered by Fireworks, but I know that is not the case for many dogs. I am so sorry if your dog is terrified of fireworks and hope that the fireworks don’t last long in your area. In my area, they start shooting fireworks before the 4th and days after. Fireworks may be beautiful to us humans, but dogs could care less about them because they are actually quite scary to dogs!
Have fun this weekend, but please keep your pet safe!
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Has your pet ever gotten lost? What did you do? How do you prevent your dog from getting lost? How do you deal with your pet on the 4th of July? Share!