4th of July and Pet Safety

Jun 17, 2016

With 4th of July just around the corner, our pets’ safety should be our number one concern. With the fair just opening up in Del Mar and other areas such as Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, and Oceanside hosting 4th of July events, its imperative Northern San Diego pet parents keep a close eye on their pets. With so many different noises, smells, and vast amounts of people, our pets may become scared or even over excited. This extends to all pets including but not limited to: dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, and hamsters. Below are some general precautions to take to ensure your pets are safe this 4th of July weekend.

  • Avoid firework areas.
  • Keep pets indoors in a quite, safe environment.
  • If going out see if a friend can check in on the pet or try overnight dog lodging.
  • If your pet gets severely stressed, talk to your vet about a safe medication to use that can help ease their stress.
  • Try giving your pet a new toy or treat to help distract them from the noise outside.
  • Always use caution when taking your pet out in loud areas where they could be easily frightened.
  • Make sure your pet has an ID tag clearly visible on their collar. It is always good to have your pet micro-chipped as well in case they slip out of their collar.
  • Keep your pet away from glow jewelry, alcohol, and food they do not normally eat.

If you cannot stay home with your pet it is always best to try to find someone to watch them or take them to a pet resort. Pet resorts offer overnight lodging if you plan to be gone most of the night and day boarding if you only plan to be out for a little while. These facilities also offer daycare to help entertain your pup while you are away. Keep your pets safe this 4th of July weekend by following some of these simple tips. For more information on dog lodging, day boarding and daycare please call us at (760) 452-4166, or visit our website at www.pawcommons.com.