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Keeping Your Pet Safe During July 4th Fireworks



The Fourth of July is a time for celebration, but the fireworks that come with it can be a source of fear and anxiety for our furry friends. Here are some tips to ensure your pet stays safe and calm during the festivities.


1. Create a Safe Space

Designate a quiet, comfortable area in your home where your pet can retreat from the noise. This could be a room with their favorite bed, toys, and maybe some soft music to drown out the sound of fireworks.

2. Keep Them Indoors

Even if your pet usually enjoys spending time outside, it's best to keep them indoors during fireworks. The loud noises can cause pets to become scared and disoriented, leading to the risk of them running away.


3. Update Their ID

Ensure your pet's ID tags and microchip information are up-to-date. In case they do get out, this will increase the chances of them being returned home safely.


4. Exercise Earlier in the Day

Give your pet plenty of exercise earlier in the day to help tire them out. A tired pet is more likely to be calm during the evening's fireworks.


5. Use Anxiety Aids

Consider using anxiety wraps, calming collars, or pet-safe CBD products to help soothe your pet. Consult with your vet to find the best option for your furry friend.


6. Stay Calm

Pets can pick up on our emotions, so try to remain calm and reassuring. If you’re relaxed, they’re more likely to be relaxed too.


7. Distract with Toys and Treats

Keep your pet occupied with their favorite toys or treats. Puzzle toys can be especially effective at keeping their mind off the noise outside.


8. Close Windows and Curtains

Closing windows and curtains can help muffle the sound of fireworks and prevent your pet from seeing the flashes, which can be just as frightening as the noise.


9. Seek Professional Help

If your pet has severe anxiety, consult your vet. They may recommend professional training or medication to help manage your pet’s fear.


At Michelle At Your Service, we understand how stressful holidays can be for pets. We’re here to help make your pet’s dreams come true, one meow and bark at a time. If you need any assistance or have concerns about your pet’s well-being, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

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