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Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

by | Jun 30, 2020 | A Time for Paws, News

Please take care of your pets this weekend, and throughout the year.

[originally published in 2020]

It is important to remember some critical safety tips for our pets over the 4th of July weekend.

Pet ID & Microchips: More pets get lost of July 4th than any other day of the year. Fact. Be sure your pet has on their collar and tags. You should also consider getting your pet microchipped. A microchip will increase your chances of reuniting in the event your pet gets out.

Soothing Music & Sanctuaries: It is a good idea to keep your pets in a quiet, safe space if you  Some of our neighbors specifically suggest playing WDAV to keep their pets calm. Meanwhile, many pets do better with companions. If your pet falls into the latter category, make sure they have a companion if

Stay Cool: If you are going to take your pet outside this weekend, make sure you keep them cool. Make sure you have clean, fresh water for your pets to drink. Also make sure they have access to shade, and be careful on hot asphalt and sidewalks. Your pets’ paws feel the heat, and can even be burned on hot surfaces.

No Table Scraps: BBQs are a lot of fun, even when they are social distanced. However, food at a BBQ can be problematic for pets. Keep your pets away from the table scraps and alcohol.


NOTE: Thanks to our friends at Total Bond Veterinary Hospital for sharing these safety tips.

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