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July 4th Tips

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including furry friends. However, did you know many pets become lost on July 4th due to the stress induced by the loud celebration?


Use these helpful tips to keep your furry friends safe at home this year.

  • Update phone number and address on dog tag
  • Try to keep your pet inside for those few hours fireworks are going off
  • Try to walk your pets before fireworks start so they can release any built-up anxiety
  • Make sure harmful substances and objects are disposed of so pets don't accidentally ingest
  • Play white noise while fireworks are going on for a distraction
  • Have your pet wear earmuffs and anxiety vests specially designed to calm animals down during distressful situation

With these tips, you can ensure that your pets stay safe, happy, and healthy during the July 4th festivities.