SICSA’s Fourth of July pet safety tips

Published: Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 4:11 PM

Keeping your pet safe during Fourth of July festivities is important because fireworks are the main cause of stress for animals and more pets get lost during this holiday.

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Here are SICSA’s top five tips to keep your pet safe:

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  • Create a safe space for your pet by providing them a place to stay. This can be a safe room, comfy bed, blanket or crate/carrier. Keep the door closed to their safe room until the festivities are over to minimize sound and escape routes.
  • Register your microchip and make sure your pet has an ID tag attached to their collar. These are quick and easy ways for someone to identify your pet if they get lost.
  • Take a current photo of your pet. If your pet gets lost, you’ll have a current photo to post on social media or to print on flyers. This will help others to be able to easily identify your pet.
  • Gear up with a leash and harness. If you’re planning on taking your pets outside for the festivities, make sure to use these to keep your pet safe and secure.
  • Try a calming aid. If your pet’s having a difficult time relaxing, try an aid such as Pet Wants Calming Balm. Speak to your vet about medication or over-the-counter treatments.

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If your pet gets lost, SICSA can help with their step-by-step guide at SICSA.org/lost-and-found-pets.