But what's fun for humans can often be traumatic - sometimes tragic - for our pets.
Did you know more pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other holiday?
Fourth of July
Pet Safety Tips
Never take a pet to a fireworks display. Even the most even tempered animals can spook - and bolt! - at unfamiliar, loud noises.
And it's not as if we can explain to them what they're about to experience - all they would understand is that sudden, frightening loud noises are assaulting their tender ears!
And it's not okay to leave your pet in the car while attending a fireworks display, either. While the temperature outside is a comfortable 80 degrees, the temperature inside your car could reach as high as 120 - and this can prove fatal to your pet.
DO:Provide a secure, comfortable, quiet place for your pet to rest while you're out.
You can encourage rest by participating in a fun, vigorous playtime before the fireworks begin. That way pup or kitty will have run off any nervous energy!
Consider turning on the TV, radio or even a fan for your pet. This creates "white noise" that may help minimize the sound of the fireworks.
DO:Play with your pet. Toys make great distractions, so engaging in a bit of fun will direct their attention away from scary noises.
And make sure your pet is identified, either by collar or microchip (or both!) so if they accidentally get away from you, their chances of recovery are greatly increased.
Fewer that 10% (on average) of companion animals find their way back home once lost.
|Mr. Fraidy Cat isn't fond of this holiday, so these tips sure help him!|