As a pet sitter in Scottsdale, I hear all the time that July 5th is known as the most busiest day at valley shelters. This is because so many pets freak out and escape from their homes sue to the July 4th festivities. If you will be leaving your pet at home during the 4th of July – try doing these10 tips to ensure they have a safe and stress free night.
1 – Secure all GATES, DOORS, and LOCKS. You do not want anything blowing or pushing open, giving your fur kid an easy way out.
2- If you are leaving the home, leave a TV or radio on loud in efforts to drown out the noises that may be going on outside.
3- Make sure your pets IDs are on or they are micro chipped. If your pet escapes, often times it is your only hoe of finding them.
4 – Be sure to close all doggy doors.
5- Leave them in a secure area with lots of chew toys and dog proof the area. Sometimes when stressed, pets will chew. If your baseboards are attacked – we have a handyman we can recommend J
6 – Do not give your pets any leftover bones. Cooked bones are the worst for your pets and could split in their intestines and cause internal bleeding. Please also be aware of guest feeding your pets.
7 – Do not take your pets to firework displays and keep them far away from those who might be lighting them off.
8 – Do not leave alcoholic drinks where pets can reach them. It could be fatal. Instead think about Bowser Beer!
9- Be careful if you want to “decorate” your pet. The glow sticks could be toxic if they chew them and if they are not used to bandana’s, they can get caught on things.
10 – If your pet gets scared easily, try Rescue Remedy or consider staying home with them.
If you follow these tips your pet should have just as an enjoyable 4th of July as you have.