Friday, July 4, 2014
Happy 4th of July!
This is a holiday big on fireworks, and while you're celebrating, keep your pets in mind. They don't associate the noise and bright flashes with something fun and happy; most pets are terrified of fireworks.
This is the day of the year when the most pets are lost all around the country. Even normally calm cats and dogs can panic and run in an attempt to reach safety.
Keep your pets inside, even if they're used to being outside. Don't underestimate a frightened pet's ability to flee; they can suddenly scale high fences, or bolt through a small opening in a door or a window.
Make sure they have ID-badges on their collars, and that they're microchipped. Naturally, don't leave them in the car. If you go to see a fireworks display, leave them at home.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
~ Maria Sadowski ~