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Keep Your Pet Safe and Comfortable on the 4th of July

Are you planning on celebrating 4th of July like most other Americans? Will you be attending or hosting a barbecue with friends and family? Taking a trip to the beach or park? Celebrating with the most patriotic aspect of our nations birth, your own fireworks display or attending a professional show? If so, we want you think about the traumatic experience your pet will suffer through as you are celebrating… 

Animals do not understand what a celebration is and cannot connect the loud noises, flashes, bangs and whizzes to the happy occasion.

Our pets will immediately enter panic mode ridden with anxiety. Animals will seek cover, become anxious, bark, whine and ultimately bolt or run-off only to be injured or worse killed by a car.

These traumatic events can have lasting effects on pets even triggering other instances of anxiety not associated with 4th of July.

Shelters and animal control have reported that the 5th of July is often the busiest day of the year due to the number of animals that panicked and fled their homes and yards. These animals are trauma stricken and often injured, never to be the same.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has written an article that list tips on how to keep your animals safe and comfortable during the 4th of July celebration.

Here are a few recommendations:

Alcoholic drinks are poison to pets
Animals can become extremely sick from consuming alcohol. Coma and respiratory failure leading to death is not uncommon for animals that are intoxicated. Keep alcoholic beverages out of reach and away from your dogs and cats.

 
Make sure your pet has an identification tag.
It is easy to forget to update your pets I.D. tag, but it is crucial! We also recommend a microchip that will enable vets and shelters to scan your pet and look up your contact information in a national database. Having your pet properly identified is the only method for quick recovery if your pet bolts or gets loose.


Leave Your Pet at Home and Inside
It is easy to forget to update your pets I.D. tag, but it is crucial! We also recommend a microchip that will enable vets and shelters to scan your pet and look up your contact information in a national database. Having your pet properly identified is the only method for quick recovery if your pet bolts or gets loose.

Leave Your Pets at Home and Inside
While you might want to celebrate with your whole family at a fireworks show, you need to leave your pet at home. A large crowded area with loud noises and flashes in the sky means out right panic for your pet. Leaving your pet in a car is NOT an alternative! Never leave your animal unattended in your car. Numerous injuries occur every year from animals being left in cars including brain damage and heat stroke. Keeping your animal inside your home will prevent it from getting out of its yard and running away. Remember that if you have a dog door or pass-through door, lock them so the animals stay indoors.

Use Pet Safe Natural Products to Calm Your Pet and Reduce Anxiety
Cannabidiol (CBD) has been proven to dramatically reduce noise and separation anxiety in pets. PAWS EFFECT 250mg Whole Plant Hemp CBD for Dogs has received strong reviews from pet owners whose animals suffer from anxiety. Cat owners love the PAWS EFFECT 100MG Whole Plant Hemp CBD as well. Both are naturally flavored and come in a convenient spray applicator to prevent contamination. Remember only purchase products that are certified Toxic Free and never give your pet human strength CBD products.

 

 Photo by Camylla Battani on Unsplash

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