Sunday, July 3, 2011

Puppy Public Service Announcement

Stars and Stripes Fur-ever

Puppy Public Service Announcement:

For some dogs Fourth of July fireworks are a major source of anxiety and fear. To help keep your furry, four-legged friends safe, I've put together a list of tips that I picked up from various sources along the way.
  • Do not take your pet to fireworks displays.
  • Do not leave your pet in the car. With only hot air to breathe inside a car, your pet can suffer serious health effects—even death—in a few short minutes. Partially opened windows do not provide sufficient air.
  • Keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area. Some animals can become destructive when frightened, so be sure that you've removed any items that your pet could destroy or that would be harmful to your pet if chewed. Leave a television or radio playing at normal volume to keep him company.
  • If you know that your pet is seriously distressed by loud noises like thunder, consult with your veterinarian before July 4th for ways to help alleviate the fear and anxiety he or she will experience during fireworks displays.
  • Never leave pets outside unattended, even in a fenced yard or on a tether. In their fear, pets who normally wouldn't leave the yard may escape and become lost, or become entangled in their chain, risking injury or death.
  • Make sure your pets are wearing identification tags so that if they do become lost, they can be returned promptly. Animals found running at-large should be taken to the local animal shelter, where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners.

1 comment:

Maggie Mae said...

What a great foto and PPSA! :)
Have a safe and happy July 4th!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae