Talk to a Doctor From Home
- Call, Email or Video Chat Anytime Day or Night
- Get Connected in Minutes!
- Diagnosis & Prescriptions - No Doctor Fees
- Small monthly price covers your family!
Pet Firework Safety Tips
More pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other single time of year, and noisy fireworks are to blame.
Here are 4 simple tips on how to keep pets safe, thereby avoiding becoming a statistic. In addition to the four “main” tips, you will also find one “bonus” tip guaranteed to make finding Fido a bit easier if he does manage to get out on the scariest day of the doggy year.
- Stay inside! Try to keep your pet indoors at all times during holiday celebrations. It would be ideal if someone could stay home with Fido, but MD247 and Pet Assure understands that most of the humans out there enjoy fireworks. Just make sure that Fido has a safe (escape-proof) place at home (not in your car) to weather his personal least favorite day of the year.
- Make them feel safe! Comfort your pets with petting, hugging, talking to them in a soothing voice, providing a treat and staying nearby if it is at all possible. Make sure they can access their crate or “safe place.” Also ask your veterinarian or local pet retailer about natural calming products, anxiety wraps and other products that can help.
- Avoid the noise! Try to drown out the fireworks sounds as much as possible by closing windows, playing music and possibly turning on the television.
- Act normal! Your pet takes his cues from the actions of you and your family. It will help if you go about your normal routine as much as possible, talking and playing with your pet just like you would on July 3rd or July 5th.
- Protect your pet before the fireworks begin! There are a number of lost-pet devices and services available today, and it’s wise to be proactive in case your pet gets lost. Pet Assure even has its own proprietary “lost pet” recovery service, and being prepared by checking it out doesn’t cause you any personal harm at all.
Posted by: Michelle Germann
Created on: Wed 04 July 2012 00:28
Last modified: Wed 04 July 2012 00:37
This article was posted in Pet Care