Pet Safety Tips for This Fourth of July

Independence Day or the 4th of July is an exciting filled with fun activities, delicious food, and of course, fireworks! But while we celebrate our country’s birthday, remember to consider your puppy’s comfort during the festivities. Your pooch may not exactly be eager to join in on the holiday festivities.

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While you’re preparing your barbecues and lighting up fireworks, take these 4 safety tips for your fur-baby’s safety this 4th of July:

1. Always leave your puppy indoors. Your beautiful puppy is much safer at home than outside. Puppies are easily frightened by loud noises and excited behavior. Experiencing either of these events can cause them to feel anxious. That’s why we recommend placing your puppy in a secure room inside a secure room away from the commotion. To keep them entertained, leave your puppy with some of their favorite toys. Your little munchkin will feel much safer and calm knowing that they’re nowhere near the chaotic fun of Independence Day celebrations. 

2. Do not give your pup table scraps. We know it’s hard to ignore those cute pleading eyes but do not feed your furry cutie any leftovers from your dinner table. Human food is almost always toxic to your puppy, and can make them very sick. 

3. Give your fur-baby some comfort. Your furry friend may be scared or anxious as the festivities begin outside. If so, don’t hesitate to give your cuddly puppy some hugs, kisses, and comfort. Talk to your puppy pal in a soft and soothing voice. You can also try playing with them if they aren’t too scared. All of these actions can help your puppy relax.

4. Make sure your puppy wears an ID tag and collar. During the 4th of July fun, there’s always a chance that your puppy may get lost or escape. To avoid any unwanted tragedies, check that your puppy’s ID tag has accurate information. You should also microchip your puppy and make sure their profile contains your up-to-date information. You may also secure your backyard with fences and block off exit doors so that your puppy does not escape.

Independence Day should be a great day of exciting activities for you, your family, and your beloved puppy! We hope these tips can help your puppy remain calm and safe during the 4th of July celebrations.

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