The Fourth of July can be one of the most fun holidays in America for humans, for your dogs on the other hand, it’s usually the worst.
DOGS. HATE. FIREWORKS.
Indiana Proactive Animal Welfare, Inc. (PAW) stated that animal shelters the day after the Fourth of July are “inundated with pets that panicked at the noise of firecrackers and fled into the night, winding up lost, injured or killed.” Year after year the American Humane Associated reports that July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters.
Every year Cuddles United helps hundreds of panicked pet owners when their pet goes missing. In most cases, following these three tips will prevent any issues this Fourth of July season.
–KEEP YOUR PETS AT HOME.
The combination of the noise and lights from fireworks can drive dogs insane. Set them up in a peaceful, uncrowded room with a bowl of water. Turn on the TV to block out firework noise and distract them with their favorite toy or a bone.
–MONITOR THEIR ANXIETY.
Your pets fear of fireworks is a stress related reaction, so keep them relaxed as much possible.
Have the days leading up to firework season be as stress free as possible. Take them on walks, keep them healthy and give them a lot of attention. If your pet is on anxiety medication you’ll want to make sure it’s refilled.
-SECURE EVERY EXIT.
Perhaps the saddest part is the general confusion the dogs endure when this goes on. We’ve encountered cases where dogs jump through screen doors and hurt themselves just to get out of the environment they’re in.
If you or someone you know does lose your dog please sign up on our website at www.CuddlesUnited.com. We offer digital amber alerts, around the clock shelter monitoring, lost pet Facebook ads and can help contact local vets and businesses. We also offer free consultation and will be servicing clients 24/7 around the Fourth of July season.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 234-PET-FIND.
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