The Fourth of July is a time of celebration, but for our furry friends, it can be a source of fear and anxiety. Loud noises from fireworks, unfamiliar crowds, and other festivities can trigger stress in pets that can lead to health issues, accidents, and even running away.
At Green Leaf Pet Resort, we want to make sure your pet stays safe during this holiday. Here are some tips on how you can prepare for the Fourth of July and keep your pet calm during the celebrations:
Create a safe space – Designate an area in your home where your pet will feel secure. Make sure it’s away from windows or doors that could be opened by loud noises or unfamiliar people. Consider using calming products that are vet approved to help reduce their anxiety.
Update ID tags – Make sure your pet’s ID tag is up-to-date with the most recent contact information so they can easily be returned if they get lost during the festivities.
Keep them indoors – Pets should stay inside during the Fourth of July celebrations as much as possible. If you do take them outside, keep them on a leash at all times and make sure they have plenty of water to stay hydrated in the summer heat.
Avoid human food – Many holiday foods are unhealthy for pets and can cause digestive problems or even poisoning if ingested in large quantities. Keep an eye on what your pet is eating and make sure they don’t get into any food meant for humans only!
Don’t use fireworks around pets – Exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even when used far away from them! It’s best to leave fireworks displays to professionals who know how to handle them safely.
At Green Leaf Pet Resort, we understand how important it is for you to keep your pet safe during this holiday season! We are here if you need advice or support on how best to protect your furry friend from potential danger this Fourth of July!