Friendly reminder – Firework safety for pets
Can you believe it’s already August? Where has the time gone?? If you are planning on being around fireworks this weekend – or even if you’re staying home with your pets – these tips are for you!
- Keep pets home indoors in a safe place. This will help reduce the noise level of the fireworks and reduce the risk of your pet running away if he/she is spooked by loud noises.
- Provide a safe “escape” place for your animal. Scared animals like to hide. Allow your pet a safe place to snuggle to help ease their stress and calm their fears of the loud sounds he/she is hearing.
- Use a leash or carrier if you must be outside with your pet and keep it on your pet at all times. This will help prevent your pet from running away from you if he/she is fearful of the fireworks or thunderstorms.
- Make sure pet ID is current. Should your pet run off, having an updated ID tag or microchip on your pet, will help your local Animal Services return your pet to you.
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