The countdown’s on for the Fourth of July weekend. I have to say that I’m somewhat dreading the long weekend of fireworks. Since the holiday falls on Monday this year, the fireworks will start Friday and just keep on going…
Sadly the Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous days for your dog, a time when more dogs go missing than any other day of the year. The noise of fireworks–not to mention the hustle and bustle associated with holiday fun–means unsettled times for many dogs who bolt from homes and yards.
We hope you’ll take a moment to check your dog’s ID tag and collar NOW. Is the tag readable? Is it current? Is the collar secure? Even if your dog doesn’t usually wear a collar in the house, please consider one for this holiday weekend when it’s all too easy for a dog to suddenly bolt out a cracked door. (Frightened dogs have even been known to break through windows during fireworks displays.) And please leave your dog at home IN the house if you decide to attend a fireworks show.
Here’s a look at some of our tips for keeping your dog safe and happy on this somewhat scary holiday weekend:
- Dealing with Firework Fear Tips as well as products to help your fearful dog.
- Preparing for the Fourth of July with Canine Calm How to use this all-natural formula to calm your nervous dog.
- Staying Safe on the Fourth: A Veterinarian’s Tips Tips for everything from keeping your dog safe at your backyard barbecue to avoiding heatstroke during this hot summer.
- Review: Thundershirt Our review of the Thundershirt to swaddle your dog and calm him during thunderstorms or fireworks.
- Preparing for Fourth of July Fireworks Tips for preparing your home and ensuring that your dog doesn’t become a lost dog statistic on this holiday.
Please take a moment to keep your dog safe and make sure that you both have a happy and healthy holiday!