All the festivities can have Rover's hair on end. Here is a Fourth of July checklist for your furry friend:
1. Make sure identification tags are secure and all information is current.
2. Be certain that your pet is safe and secure. A frightened pet becomes an instant Houdini. Shelters become flooded with runaway pets over the weekend.
3. If your pet is exceptionally anxious consider contacting your veterinary for a mild sedative to calm your animal down during the big boom.
The safest place for your pet is in your home home with access to a place of comfort. Most pets prefer to hide under beds, tables and couches when frightened. It is tempting to bring your pet with you to celebrate but it can be overwhelming for animals. The noise, activity and strange new smells is too much for most pets.
Enjoy your weekend!!!