In preparation for the big celebration on the 4th, Cheryl Brady of VetCare Express reminded us of these important tips when the fireworks and festivities start.
Provide a “safe place” for your dog. If they are already crate-trained, place them in their crates with some favorite chew toys and a blanket. Containing your dog in a familiar place will help them feel more secure.
If your party has to move inside to take cover from rain, chances are the host and friends will be running back and forth to the barbecue grill. If you are at home with friends, make sure everyone knows to pull the doors shut and ensure that your dog stays inside. It’s easy for a guest to let someone with four legs accidentally slip out.
There’s a really simple way too, to help your pets if they should happen to get out. Identification tags! Are your pups tags up-to-date? This is a great time to double check and make sure the proper phone number and information ..
If you notice that your dog is overly sensitive to loud noises – check with your veterinarian now – there may be a natural non-sedating remedy to help your dog through thunderstorms and the 4th of July.
Thanks Cheryl for these great tips!