|Resist the urge to take your pet to fireworks
|Do not leave your pet in the car. With only
hot air to breathe inside a car, your pet can suffer serious health effects,
even death, in a few short minutes. Partially opened windows do not
provide sufficient air, but do provide an opportunity for your pet to
|Keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered,
quiet area. Some animals can become destructive when frightened, so be
sure that you've removed any items that your pet could destroy or that would
be harmful to your pet if chewed. Leave a television or radio playing at
normal volume to keep him company while you're attending Fourth of July
picnics, parades, and other celebrations.
|If you know that your pet is seriously distressed
by loud noises like thunder, consult with your veterinarian before July 4th
for ways to help alleviate the fear and anxiety he or she will experience
during fireworks displays.
|Never leave pets outside unattended, even in a
fenced yard or on a chain. In their fear, pets who normally wouldn't leave
the yard may escape and become lost, or become entangled in their chain,
risking injury or death.
|Make sure your pets are wearing identification
tags so that if they do become lost, they can be returned promptly.
Animals found running at-large should be taken to the local animal shelter,
where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners.|