HEAD: Fireworks: Fun for Us, Frightening for Pets
Fireworks are a staple of most 4th of July celebrations—but for many pets, they’re not fun at all. Shelters around the country fill up during this time of the year because of frightened animals trying to escape the big boom. Here are some things you can do to keep your pet safe:
Most pets don’t enjoy loud noises, but if your pet becomes extremely anxious, drools excessively, hides, or trembles, he or she likely suffers from true noise aversion. Keep your animals at home and inside with calm music or white noise on. If your pet has an extreme reaction to the noise, your XXXX veterinarian may be able to help with medication or herbal remedies.
Make sure your pet is wearing ID and has a microchip that is registered with your current information. Having a microchip means that should your pet escape, there’s a far greater chance he or she will be returned to you.
Clean up fireworks debris in the yard before letting your pet out. Many animals will try to eat anything with an interesting smell, and that includes chemical-laden paper and plastic pieces from burst fireworks.
If you think your pet might need help managing this noisy holiday, make an appointment online or call us at 999-999-9999.