Safety tips for your pets this Fourth of July

Keep your pet as comfortable as possible!

Fireworks, hotdogs, friends, and family… the Fourth of July doesn’t get much better, but for your pets, it could be one of the scariest nights of the year.

We spoke with Amanda Coburn at the Vanderburgh County Human Society about some safety tips for your pets this Independence Day. Amanda said the weeks that surround the 4th of July are some of the biggest weeks to lose your pets because of the loud noises from fireworks.

Posted by Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc. on Monday, April 22, 2019

Along with the tips in the video above, Amanda mentioned some other really simple things you can do to help your pet.

  1. Close all windows and doors to keep the noise to a minimum.
  2. If your pet has a crate, put a blanket over it to create a safe space your pet can retreat to if they need.
  3. Leave your pets at home when you go to a fireworks show. Even if your pet seemingly handles the fireworks well, they can still be easily scared.

These safety tips for your pets are helpful the weeks before and after the July 4th holiday as many cities and towns allow for fireworks multiple nights surrounding the holiday. You and your pet have no control over when someone down the street is celebrating Independence Day!

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