Did you know that more pets run away on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year? The bright lights and explosions of the fireworks can cause considerable stress to dogs.
Here are some tips to keep your pet safe and at ease on Independence Day:
Keep your pets indoors.
Provide a safe, secure place for them to retreat, like their crate, or under a bed in a quiet room for the duration of the fireworks display.
Give them a favorite toy or familiar blanket.
Offer a fan, radio or TV running to drown out the noise of the fireworks.
Check on them regularly.
Make sure your dog has a collar and ID tag with contact information.