Fourth of July Safety for Dogs

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The fourth of July holiday is a fun one for many of us – with barbecues, picnics, parades, and fireworks. But, how do you keep your dog safe during a day filled with many hazards? Here are some tips:

1. Leave him at home. You don’t want to risk your dog getting hurt or panicked from fireworks. Further, it’s never a good idea to leave a dog in the car. Keeping him in the house is the safest bet.

2. Create a safe space for noises. With loud noises from fireworks and thunderstorms causing panic, it’s good to have a crate or closet set up as a hiding place for a panicked dog. Note that if a small, enclosed space will cause your dog more panic, don’t do this.

3. Remember that alcohol is poisonous to pets. Keep even light beer away from your dog.

4. Careful with the table scraps. Corn on the cob, grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, and fatty meats can be harmful to your dog.

5. Have your pet properly tagged. Proper identification is crucial if your pet breaks away from the leash or jumps a fence. Consider microchipping your dog or getting a good ID tag.

For more tips, check out the link below. Happy Independence Day!

Source:

http://www.petmd.com/dog/slideshows/care/fourth-of-july-pet-safety-tips