loud noises scare me. if you love me you will protect me.
Pets and Fireworks
Pets do not see the fireworks season like we do. We see fun, food and the fascination of the colorful array of display. Animals only hear noise they do not understand and are fearful of. Whether it is the Fourth of July or New Years, these are times of the year you must take precaution for your fur baby.
Their ears are so much more sensitive than ours. They actually can pick up on sounds that we can not hear. But it is not only the sound that is scary but some ingest fireworks.
How to Protect Your Fur Baby
1. Place pet in an interior room without windows. Soft music or TV can be helpful.
2. An anxiety vest may work in some cases, if you don’t have one try a snug fitting t-shirt.
3. Only use anti-anxiety meds on doctor’s advise. Over dosage can kill. Never share one med for
one dog to another. All dogs are not the same . What is ok for one may be fatal to another.
4. Cats tend to hide under things. Make sure they are in an interior room BEFORE fireworks start.
5. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE YOUR PET’S LEVEL OF CURIOSITY. ESPECIALLY
PUPPIES. THEY WILL PUT JUST ABOUT ANYTHING IN THEIR MOUTHS.
6. THOROUGHLY CLEAN UP THE AREA AFTER THE FIREWORKS. FIREWORKS
CONTAIN SEVERAL TYPES OF CHEMICALS AND HEAVY METALS THAT CAN BE
HARMFUL OR FATAL.
7. If your pet does run off , have a good recent picture of them and call your animal control and let
them know so they can be on the look out. Check with your neighbors, somebody hopefully will
take it in to protect it for you.
8. Keep an up to date rabies vaccination and an ID tag with your up-to-date contact info.