Saturday, July 3, 2010

HAPPY 4th of JULY and an EARLY PET TIP!

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

AND from http://www.hsus.org/  A tip to keep your pet safe during fireworks!


"With a little bit of planning and forethought, you can enjoy the excitement of the Fourth of July and know that your animal companion is safe, sound, and enjoying a little peace and quiet," said Nancy Peterson, an issues specialist with The Humane Society if the United States.

To protect your pet on the Fourth of July, take these precautions:

•Resist the urge to 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, but they do provide an opportunity for your pet to be stolen.

•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 while you're attending Fourth of July picnics, parades, and other celebrations.

•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 chain. 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.

If you follow these simple precautions, you and your pet can have a safe and happy Fourth of July.

4 comments:

Autumnforest said...

Yeah, we just had the fireworks in the golf course right nearby, so I sat in my pool and watched them overhead and heard every single dog going insane. Poor babies. Some people are so insensitive.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I´m lucky enough that no of my pets are afraid of fireworks! That makes life so much easier!
Happy 4th of July!
Christer.

yoborobo said...

Hi Cindi! Happy 4th to you! I will bring all my critters inside tonight. Our neighborhood does some fireworks (nothing big), but Gizmo would probably eat a sparkler if I let him. lol! Have a great day, and let me know when your birthday is!! xox Pam

Georgina said...

What great advise!! Thanks Cindi. My little Chihuahuas will be home while we'll be at my mother's for the family thingy...hopefully, the neighbors don't shoot off anything other than their mouths while we're gone!! LOL

Have a wonderful day.

xxoo,
Georgina