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4 Ways To Keep Your Dogs Safe During Fireworks Display
Happy Fourth of July!
Anyone who lives with dogs knows that loud noises from fireworks can trigger anxiety, stress, and fears that can sometimes make your furry friends want to run and hide, which can put them in potentially dangerous situations.
Holidays, such as the 4th of July, can be terrifying for dogs. There are lots of people, new smells and of course, lots and lots of loud bangs and booms. According to Eugene Daily News July 5th is the busiest day for animal control stating 30% of incidents happen in the evening of 4th of July.
Here are some tips and tricks that could help prevent your dog from getting scared and running off.
- Keep Your Furry Friends Inside The House. Be sure when you’re enjoying holiday celebration to keep your pets inside the house with enough food and water. Its also nice to leave your used clothing or blanket on their beds to cuddle up when they do get scared. This makes them feel like you are home with them.
- Do Not Leave Your Dog/s Outside and Unsupervised. Even with a fenced yard dogs are more likely to jump fences or try to escape the noise. And definitely do not leave them tied outside, as animals scared by fireworks have been known to strangle themselves to try to break free.
- Doggie Wrap. The Philippine Animal Welfare Society(PAWS) shared a quick and easy way to make your dogs feel safe when fireworks are going off. This simple wrap can be made with just a piece of fabric. The wrap is designed to calm your dog so he doesn’t get the urge to run away, getting lost or running into traffic.
Source: Facebook/Doggie Drawings by Lili Chin
- Pet’s Identification Tags. Most importantly, before you head off to parties and parades, make sure your pets identification tags are on them. If they are microchipped, be sure to keep your information up-to-date with your current contact information.
This Fourth of July, be sure to keep your Fido friends safe and enjoy the holidays!
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