Fireworks on and around the 4th of July can scare dogs and cats causing them to run off. Shelters are flooded this time of year with lost dogs and cats due to the fireworks. Make sure to follow these simple pet safety tips to keep your pets safe this 4th of July:
- Keep dogs and cats inside your home. If they get spooked, they could run off.
- Turn on the radio or TV to muffle noise. Thunder Jackets have also been proven to help relieve stress and anxiety in dogs.
- Have proper pet identification on your pet’s collar with tags. You can also consider a microchip as well!
- Distract your pet by playing with them. Provide toys, beds or blankets for them to use.
After making sure your pets have proper identification tags or chips, also take current photos of them, just in case they run off. Keeping your pets outside during your celebrations? Consider placing signs near any entrances and exits so that guests know there are animals who could easily bolt.
Also be on the look out for other pet parent’s fur babies that might have run away during the grand finale! Knowing what to do when you find a lost pet can help reunite that pet with their owner faster. This can bring relief faster to the owner and pet, as well as give you a warm fuzzy feeling for helping.
If a 4th-related accident or injury does occur, a Pets Best pet insurance plan can help make veterinary bills more manageable. You can choose between the BestBenefit Accident and Illness plan or the Accident-Only policy, then decide if you want to add the Wellness Routine Care option. The best part about this coverage is that it can be used with any licensed vet, and existing Farmers clients get a 5% discount on their policy! Keep in mind that these policies won’t cover previous or on-going health issues, so it’s best to purchase a policy as soon as you adopt!
We hope these 4th of July Pet Safety tips help keep your furriest family member safe during your celebrations!
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