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10 Pet Safety Tips for the July 4th Holiday

July 4th is a great celebration for humans but for our pets it is SCARY!

The loud bangs are petrifying to them and make them run for cover.  They will just run to ‘escape’ what they perceive as a dangerous situation.  They don’t know it’s their humans enjoying a show – they think the sky is falling.  When they do stop running they may realize they have no idea where they are.  Or they’ve been under the bed trying to not have a heart attack. Here are 10 pet safety tips for the July 4th holiday.

Did you know the shelters say July 5th is the busiest day of the year?

Pet safety tips for the holiday to keep your pet safe and minimize their stress:

  • Leave your pet at home if you are attending July 4th fireworks
  • Keep your pet in the house, not an outside kennel.  Maybe their crate or an internal room of the house that has more protection from the loud bangs
  • Provide a place to hide (crate, closet, under the bed)
  • Hire a pet sitter to stay with your pet to comfort them
  • Have the TV or radio on to drown out the bangs
  • Make the room dark with the blinds drawn
  • Be sure your pet is wearing identification tags and all information is up to date
  • Have a current full-bodied picture of your pet ready in case they do run away
  • Never use personal fireworks around pets
  • Fireworks are toxic to pets – keep them away at all times
  • Fireworks can result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of the curious fearless dog that bites into a flaming fused firework

Here are some remedies to help with fear and anxiety:


  • Thundershirt
  • Lavender oil
  • Rescue remedy
  • DAP (Comfort Zone)
  • Benadryl
  • CBD


  • Thundershirt
  • Lavender oil
  • Rescue remedy
  • Feliway
  • CBD

Wishing all a sparkle-rific holiday – Happy 4th of July!!!!


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