Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe This Fourth of July
As the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are planning on celebrating this year’s Fourth of July in a way that they could not in 2020. While the Fourth of July is a fun holiday that presents the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, it could be a frightening for your pets. If you plan on bringing a pet around the celebrations this year, it is critical to know how to keep your pets safe during the festivities.
Many people fail to consider how stressful fireworks can be for pets. Unfamiliar groups of people and hot weather can also present difficulty for pets. The American Humane Society even reports that July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters because countless pets get lost or run away. In the hopes of keeping your pet safe this holiday season, this article reviews some safety tips that you can follow on how to keep your pet safe during the July fourth festivities.
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Keep Your Pet Indoors During Fireworks
Even if your pet usually resides outdoors, you should consider bringing them indoors on July 4th. This is because even outdoor animals can experience anxiety, which can be caused by fireworks as well as other loud noises. High degrees of anxiety can in turn cause animals to run away.
It is not enough to keep your pet indoors given the risk that the animal might find a way to escape. Instead, you should place the animal in a secure and escape-proof crate or room.
Make Sure Your Pet is Properly Tagged
Whether you own a dog, cat, or any other type of animal, you should make sure that your pet is wearing the proper identification tags on a collar that is likely to remain secure. You should also make sure that any microchips have the appropriate up-to-date details.
Remain Aware of the Heat
This summer has already seen some particularly hot days. If the weather is hot, it is a good idea to keep your pet inside on particularly hot or humid days. Because it is likely to still be relatively hot inside as well, you should also make sure that the pet has adequate access to water to drink.
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Steer Your Pet Away From Alcoholic Beverages
For many people, drinking is an essential aspect of the Fourth of July celebration. Alcohol, however, is a dangerous substance for pets. Remember, if your pet drinks alcohol, the animal can end up facing a variety of adverse medical complications ranging from a coma to death. As a result, you should do whatever you can to steer your pet away from alcohol.
Speak With an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we invite you to make the most of this holiday season. If you or a loved one is involved in an accident this holiday season and someone else is responsible, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney. Contact our law office today to schedule a free case evaluation.