Fourth of July is fun for all especially in Tega Cay. Tega Cay has many great events all day long. One of the hardest 4th of July traditions on pets are fireworks. Whether the fireworks are city lead events or your neighbors lighting loud firecrackers, most pets, especially dogs, have a negative reaction to the loud noises.
Here are some suggested 4th of July tips from the ASPCA:
Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals.
Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.
Here are tips from the Humane Society
1. Keep your pet safely away from fireworks – Our pets are more sensitive to loud noises, flashing lights and strong smells, so on the Fourth of July (and the days around it when people are likely to set off fireworks), it’s best to leave your pets safely indoors, preferably with a radio or TV turned on to hide jarring noises.
Even pets who are usually kept outdoors should be brought inside. And if you are going to an Independence Day event and cannot leave your pet unattended at home, keep her leashed and under your direct control at all times.
2. If your pet is scared by fireworks, ask a veterinarian for help – There are medications and techniques that might help alleviate your pet’s fear and anxiety. You can also try our suggestions for helping your dog cope with loud noises.
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
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