Tips for Keeping Your Pets Calm on the 4th

The 4th of July holiday can be a fun time for family and friends to enjoy cookouts, fireworks shows, or a variety of outdoor activities.  However, in the midst of the excitement, our four-legged friends can get sidelined. On their Facebook page, the Blue Water Area Humane Society shared a few tips on how to help your pet enjoy the holiday festivities. 

Did you know that more pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year? Be sure your pet has its collar on with an up-to-date ID, and keep a current photo of your pet. Also, try to exercise your pet early in the day before the party begins. During cookouts, ask guests to play with your dog or cat to keep them distracted while involving them in the event.  Be sure to clean up fireworks so your pup doesn’t try to eat anything they shouldn’t. You can play music, turn fans on, and create ambient noise to keep your pet distracted, or give them a favorite treat to praise good behavior. Whatever you do, remember that your pet sees the world differently than you do. Applying these simple tips will help make the 4th of July a more positive experience for all of you!