Preparing Your Pet for the Fourth of July

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tiki-flagbandanaThe Fourth of July and all its accompanying fireworks noise is right around the corner…are you ready? So many pets get lost after trying to flee from the loud sounds of the holiday so today we’ve got some special tips from Dr. Meghan Seabolt, veterinarian for the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, Georgia, to help keep your pet safe this Fourth:

  • Pets will be happier left safely at home and away from fireworks festivities
  • Find a quiet place to keep your pet while fireworks displays are taking place
  • Turn on a radio, fan or television to distract pets from outside noise
  • Ensure windows and doors are securely closed to prevent pets from running off in the event they become startled by unexpected sounds
  • Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with visible ID tags
  • Microchip your pet and keep your contact information up to date in a national database, like HomeAgain

Taking a few precautions can help make sure you and your dog have a good Fourth of July…and make sure you don’t spend the Fifth of July looking for a lost dog!


Paris Permenter is an award-winning author of over 30 pet and travel books. Along with her husband, John Bigley, Paris is the founder and publisher of CatTipper and DogTipper.

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