Fireworks season and the 4th of July holiday can be a stressful time for pets and their owners. The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center shared the following tips to help make the holiday a summer highlight while keeping your furry friends safe.
Identification is important:
Keep pets secured in your yard to keep them safe, especially if fireworks are set off unexpectedly;
Microchip your pets and have proper identification cards in case pets get lost.
Keeping pets at home:
Keep pets in a secured area in your house;
Quiet rooms are preferred, especially during fireworks;
Home may be better, because public events, loud noises, large crowds and unknown areas can be too much for some pets.
Don’t leave your food or alcohol where pets can reach it, as it can make them ill;
Do not use sparklers or fireworks around pets;
Don’t keep unused fireworks where pets can access them. Fireworks can be toxic to animals.