Did you know that more pets get lost on July Fourth than any other day of the year?
Many animals are afraid of loud noises, which can cause them to run away even if they wouldn’t do so in a normal setting. Many of us are used to hearing fireworks and loud booms year after year, which has desensitized us to the noise that this holiday brings. Unfortunately for our furry friends, most are not accustomed to the loud noises that fireworks present.
Here’s 3 tips to give you, as pet parents, a peace of mind and to keep your fur baby safe this Fourth of July Weekend.
Planning ahead will help keep your pets safe and calm, while ensuring that you can still enjoy your holiday celebrations. Going out of town? Ask a neighbor or family friend that’s staying local to watch your pet while you’re out of town. You can also look in to boarding your furry friend.
Keep Your Pets Indoors
If possible, keep your pets indoors. By keeping your pets indoors, it gives them a secure place to hide if they become scared. It also reduces the noise your pets are hearing. Not partaking in the festivities? Keep your pet company if possible! If you can’t try distracting them with toys to give them a sense of normality and comfort.
Microchip Your Pet
Keeping current and proper identification on your pet will help you find a lost pet in the likelihood that they do run away. Microchipping your pet is another way to keep identification on your pet if they get loose and lose their collar and tags. Microchips are the size of a grain of rice, which goes beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to administering a vaccination and only takes a few seconds.
Interested in a microchip? Come in during the month of July and receive $10 off microchips for your furry friend today!
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