As the 4th of July approaches, please follow these 11 safety tips …

As the 4th of July approaches, please follow these 11 safety tips and remember that the fireworks are for us humans to enjoy and not so much for our pets!
*** 11 Safety Tips for the 4th of July ***
1. Leave your pets at home for the fireworks/festivities.
2. Secure your pet in an enclosed room or kennel while not home.
3. Don’t leave pets unattended outside, even in a fenced in yard even for a minute on or before the 4th and after.
4. Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with current ID tags & call the microchip company to make sure your information is updated.
5. Take profile photos of your pets standing on all fours just in case you need to make a lost pet sign.
6. Have the TV & radio turned up loud in each room for your pets, even if your home.
7. Put up baby gates in front of the doors to prevent an escape or to give you a two second head start to catch if they try to jump over.
8. Keep your pets secured in a bedroom while company is over so they don’t get out the front door when opened and closed.
9. Walk your dogs leashed hours prior to the fireworks. Martingale collars are safest collars for your dogs to not be able to back out of if scared. Also purchase a whistle go explorer gps just in case they do escape.
10. Keep your pets inside during the fireworks.
11. This is just in case you need a 100% scent article of your pet.
Put on a pair of gloves, take a few pieces of sterile gauze, rub all over your pets belly & neck for 30 seconds (do not rub gauze near the face, there is too much bacteria on the face and mouth. Put the gauze in a new non-scented ziplock bag, write your pets name & date on the outside of the ziplock bag and store in a drawer for safe keeping.
Please be safe and have a Happy 4th of July!!!

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