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.
For more information or if you lose your pet, visit ARC’s website at https://mcanimals.org/lost-and-found/.