4th of July Safety Tips

You may be planning to have a festive 4th of July, but please be mindful of our human and four legged friends who do not enjoy fireworks like you do. Unlike most people, pets don’t associate the noise, flashes, and burning smell of pyrotechnics with celebrations. Pets are terrified of fireworks, and often panic at the loud whizzes and bangs they produce..Keep these helpful tips in mind this 4th of July.

-Keep pets indoors at all times and provide a safe space where your pet can hide away!
-Leave the TV on or play calming music to help drowned out other sounds
-Close dog doors so your pet can not go out side
-Refill anti-anxiety medications ahead of time
-Use other calming products such as a calming diffuser for cats or an anti-anxiety Shirt for dogs
-Don’t Put Insect Repellent on Your Pet that isn’t Specifically for Pet Use
-Going to a Fireworks Display? Leave Your Pet at Home
-Have Your Pet Properly Identified

If you should have a medical emergency, please contact:
Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic at: 410-224-0331
Middletown Veterinary Hospital at:302-378-2342

If your pet does end up running off, take action immediately or if you find a lost dog or cat please call your locale Animal Control
Kent County Animal Control: 410-708-5006 or 911
Queen Anne’s County Animal Control:410-758-2398 or 911


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