How to Keep Pets Safe on the 4th of July

How to Keep Pets Safe on the 4th of July

If we could ask them, every pet would probably say that the 4th of July is their least favorite holiday. The weather is hot, the noises are loud, and almost everywhere feels unsafe for pets. For this reason, taking extra precautions on the 4th of July holiday is important to keep your pet safe and comfortable.
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6 Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

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1. Microchip Your Pet

Pets get easily frightened by fireworks. As a result, the 4th of July is a day when pets commonly get scared, run away, and go missing. Before the holiday, be sure your pet’s collar ID tags are current and readable. You should also seriously consider outfitting your pet with a microchip which provides them with permanent identification that a veterinary clinic or animal shelter can read in the event their collar or tags come off.

2. Create a Safe Indoor Environment

If you can, take your pets out to exercise early in the day and then later create a safe haven for them inside your home. If you are entertaining, be sure your pet cannot escape your house as guests come and go. Set them up in a quiet room with white noise, food, water, and their favorite bed.

3. May your pet benefit from prescription medication?

For some animals, no amount of comfort can ease their fears/nerves with noise phobias. Please talk to your veterinarian to see if your fur baby may benefit from sedatives. There are options available that are safe for most pets.

4. Check Your Yard

Make sure your fence and gate are secure so that your pet won’t be able to escape if they become frightened by fireworks and panic.

5. Keep Human Foods Out of Your Pet's Reach

If you’re having a cookout, be sure to keep all foods and beverages out of your pet’s reach, as many of our favorite foods and drinks are toxic for pets.

6. Avoid Heatstroke and Dehydration

If you’ll be outside or camping with your pet, ensure they have access to fresh water and shade throughout the day to avoid dehydration and heatstroke.
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Summer Safety for Pets With Advanced Mobile Vet Care

With Advanced Mobile Vet Care, we can bring everything your pet needs to stay safe this summer and on the 4th of July right to your doorstep. Whether your pet is in need of a microchip or parasite preventatives, we’re here to help you and your pet enjoy the summer sun while staying safe. To learn more or schedule an appointment, we welcome you to contact us today.