Follow these three steps to avoid a stressful and potentially dangerous day for your four-legged friend.
More dogs go missing on July 4 than any other day of the year. –Dogtime
If pets could pick the one day they dread most (aside from their annual check up), chances are they would pick the Fourth of July. Follow these three steps to avoid a stressful and potentially dangerous day.
Let Them Stay Home Sweet Home
As the day winds down it may be tempting tobring yourpet with you to enjoy your
Create a Peaceful Place
We know our pets love a good snooze but chances are they aren’t going to sleep the day away. Put out some of their favorite toys. For pups, Care2.com recommends leaving out a frozen Kong toy with treats.
Avoid These Poisons
There are several things that make the Fourth of July great for humans but incredibly dangerous for pets. Here are some items to be especially careful with per PetMD:
- Lighter fluid and matches
- Oils, candles, insect coils and other citronella-based repellants
- Table food (especially chocolate)
- Glow jewelry