July 4th is the biggest day of the year for reporting lost dogs. Here are 3 tips to keep yours safe during the holiday weekend.
According to Patch:
- Keep them away from fireworks. Both dogs and cats are more sensitive to loud noises than we are, so fireworks going off near the house can be traumatizing for them.
And keeping them inside will protect them from stray fireworks . . . or from any idiots who might INTENTIONALLY set off fireworks near them.
2. Make their space as comfortable as possible. Close the windows and put on some music or the TV to mask the sounds of any fireworks.
If they hide in a different room than usual, like a bathroom or the basement, make sure they have food and water, and move their bed and toys in there to comfort them.
3. Make sure they have their collar on. According to the American Humane Society, July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters in the United States, thanks to scared pets running away from fireworks.