Fourth of July Fireworks Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe

By
Real Estate Sales Representative with Toliver Real Estate Solutions, LLC

Fourth of July celebrations are great for people but the loud noises and bright lights that accompany fireworks can be frightening to your pets.  Below are a few rules I saw in a newsletter from my Veterinarian that I believe are both helpful and practical.

1) If you go to fireworks display, leave your pet at home where he will be safe and comfortable

2) If you must take your pet with you to fireworks, do not leave him in the car. A car with partially open window does not provide enough circulating fresh air .

3) Don't leave your pet outside.  However, if you can not bring them inside, cover there house or kennel with a blanket to reduce the bright light and loud noise that will annoy your pet.  Also, keep the windows and blinds closed

4) Some pets become destructive when frightened.  Remove any items in the area your pet might destroy or hurt themselves on.

5) Turn on a TV or radio at a normal level to distract your pet and keep them company.  This should help them to relax.

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Comments (6)

Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Thanks Denise, that is excellent advice, this is a difficult time for pets.

Jul 02, 2010 05:31 PM
Lorena McMullen
3DX Real Estate - Novi, MI
Serving SE Michigan

My dogs HATE fireworks - I put the radio on for them but they still drive them crazy!  Thanks for the tips!  Have a great 4th of July!

Jul 02, 2010 05:35 PM
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Denise, as far as some pets getting descructive when frightened, I do, too.  LOL.  Yes, we need to make sure our pets are safe, and free from fear duing all of the ruckus this weekend.

Jul 02, 2010 05:57 PM
Aaron Silverman
SuccessfulRental.com, Bluewater Property Management, LLC and Lowcountry Turnkey Properties, LLC - Charleston, SC
Improving Real Estate Experience through Education

My dog did not have a problem with loud noises until my mom's dog taught her to be.  grrr... 

Aaron

Jul 02, 2010 05:58 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Yes, indeed, there will be a lot of howling at the moon. Great tips, Denise.

firecracker chasing a manHappy Fourth of July!

Jul 02, 2010 06:09 PM
Denise Toliver
Toliver Real Estate Solutions, LLC - Rowlett, TX
Rowlett Real Estate - www.TREShomes4U.com

Dan, Lorena,Carolyn, Aaron, and Teral,   thanks for the shout out about your pets and fireworks.  I hope you all had a enjoyable but safe Independence Day with your pets.

Jul 05, 2010 11:47 PM