More pets go missing on the 4th of July than they do on any other day of the year.
The sounds and sights that accompany this holiday’s celebrations can often be scary to pups, so it’s important that pup parents take the initiative to keep their pups safe.
Here are some 4th of July safety tips:
Your pups should be microchipped safely before the celebration day. Pups who become frightened by the loud noises might attempt to run away, and if they manage to succeed, the microchip can help rescuers find you. You should also make sure that your pup is wearing a collar and updated ID tag on the day of the festivities, and have a recent photograph of them with you in case you need to ask around.
It’s hot around this time of the year, so make sure that your pups have access to clean, fresh drinking water and some shade. If you can, leave out a nice wading pool for them to cool off in!
If you’re likely to use insect repellant or sunscreen to beat the harsh conditions of summer, then make sure to use ones that won’t be dangerous or toxic to pups.
If you’re hosting a party or barbeque, or taking your pup to one, then you want to make sure that your pup is not eating anything that could be harmful or poisonous to them! Avoid foods like chocolate, onions, garlic, candy, grapes, raisins, nuts, dairy, and alcohol. Better yet, set aside pup-safe food specifically for the occasion for your pup to munch on!
Like all holidays, the 4th of July should be fun and safe. Be sure to like and share this with your friends and other pup parents!