Tips to a Safe 4th of July

hWith Independence Day just around the corner, it’s important to remember some simple tips to keep your dog happy and safe!

        1. Keep your dog indoors and in a safe place. Many dogs frightened by fireworks. If you know your dog is scared of fireworks or you aren’t sure, make sure your dog is inside so he or she doesn’t bolt when out of nowhere there’s a big boom over their heads.
        2. No handouts! People food is meant for people; dog food is for dogs. Too many handouts can make your dog sick: not a fun way to start the holidays.
        3. If you’re having company, make sure you keep a room set apart just for your dog. This can limit chances for dogs to get out the door later in the evening and also helps keep your dog’s stress levels down.
        4. If your dog is afraid of fireworks, turning on the radio or t.v. can help drown out the noise and keep your dog calmer.
        5. Make sure you have tags on your dog. That way just in case your dog does get out, you’ll have a better chance of being reunited quickly.

Keeping your dog safe is key to having an enjoyable holiday. Enjoy your Fourth of July!