🇺🇸Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips🇺🇸
During the pandemic, many people adopted pets. Oh, how wonderful this truly is!
To give a pet a forever loving home is one of the most serving and giving things people can do. Now that things have eased up across America regarding the COVID restrictions because most people have been vaccinated and have adhered to the CDC Guidelines;
more and more people are getting together with family and friends for celebrations. This is also so very wonderful! However, as wonderful as this may be, we must also be mindful of our pets during the Forth of July Holiday. Below are some helpful tips for new pet owners as well as a refresher for experienced ones.
According to the ASPCA website..."For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including furry friends. While it may seem like a great idea to reward your pet with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and activities can be potentially hazardous to him. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center offers the following tips:
I cannot stress enough how vital it is to remember that some dogs get scared and run away during the 4th of July fireworks. Shelters all across the USA are overwhelmed with runaway dogs and cats during the 4th of July holiday. We saw this first hand with our beloved beagle, Maggie May. Maggie would scratch, pant, drool and try with all of her might to run away. It saddened Denis and I so much to witness how stressed and frightened she became. Please, make sure you keep your pets secure in an area where they cannot escape if they get startled and want to flee. If you know that your dog gets scared with the sudden loud noises of the fireworks, you can play some calm music or turn on the television for background sound...the experts call this "white noise." This "white noise" helped so much with Maggie May. But, it wasn't until after the holiday was over that she calmed down and was "Maggie May" again and we could take a deep breath of relief!
I hope these important tips help you plan your celebrations with your furry friends safety in mind and yours too!!
Whatever you do, Be safe, Be well, Have fun.
And Celebrate your Independence with your pets safety in mind!!
Happy Tales to you,
🐾 🇺🇸 Taken from the ASPCA Website:
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written by Yvonne Dagger