It’s Independence Day, which means delicious food, great fun, and lots of fireworks. But, for pet owners, it may also mean a very stressful evening. Keep in mind the following tips this evening while the the fireworks are going:
- Keep your pet indoors, preferably with human companionship. Don’t take them to the firework shows.
- Set aside a safe place in your home for your pets when they are scared.
- Close the windows and curtains. If they’re in a crate, cover the crate as well to block out any visual stimulation.
- Make sure your dog is collared with an ID tag, in case they do get out.
- Give them extra treats!
The worst of it will be tonight, although, depending on where you live, there could be other people with firecrackers for the rest of the week. So, remember to be patient with your animal, show some extra compassion, and enjoy the holiday.