Are Your Pets Afraid of Fireworks?
More dogs run away on the 4th of July than any other time of the year. So it could be crucial for dog owners to get their dog microchipped. Attaching identifying information to your beloved pet's collar is also a good idea, but it may not be enough since many times collars get loose or lost.
Many pets become so frightened by the noise and commotion of fireworks that they run from familiar environments and people and become lost; some never return since they are not microchipped or have other identifying information attached to their collar. There are a lot of simple things you can do to help your pet deal with fireworks. Please prepare in advance for any fireworks; your pet will be better suited to cope with the noises of fireworks.
Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe and comfortable on the 4th of July:
- Keep your pets inside.
- Keep your windows closed.
- Comfort your pets with treats and toys.
- Walk your pets during the day before all the loud noise and festivities start.
- Put on some music, turn on a noise machine, or turn on your tv to help combat outside noises.
- Create a quiet space where your pet can feel in control.
If you believe your pet's anxiety is severe, you may want to visit your local vet to discuss a medication that could help relax your pet. Noise sensitivity in older dogs may be linked to pain or tenderness in a specific area of the body, causing fear of loud noise.
It may be more beneficial for you to be home during the 4th of July so that you can comfort your pet. We hope these few tips help keep your pet more relaxed during the 4th of July holiday.
Only safe and sane fireworks are legal in Montebello. Fireworks that explode with loud noises are illegal and can have many consequences such as fire, injury, and anxiety to pets and humans. To report illegal fireworks, call 323-887-1321.
If you are interested in getting your pet microchipped in or around Montebello, click here.