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Keeping Your Pets Safe for Fourth of July
Last year, from July 1st to July 10th, The Animal Foundation took in 664 animals. Only 22% were reclaimed by their owners. Dogs have jumped fences, broken chains, torn through screen doors and even leaped through glass doors – sometimes seriously injuring themselves – during fireworks. Make sure your pets are safe and comfortable this Fourth of July, with these tips:
- Keep your pets indoors at all times – not just in the yard, as they can still get loose
- Make sure your pets are properly identified with a microchip (collars and tags can fall off), in case they run off
- Create a comfortable and safe environment in a small room like a bathroom or a closet, as long as there aren’t a lot of windows or sliding glass doors.
- Give your pet access to familiar items such as their kennel, favorite toy, and food and water. Invest in a calming collar or anti-anxiety jacket.
- Turn on an industrial-type fan or the Relax My Dog YouTube Channel. (Yes, that’s a thing!)
- For extra anxious dogs, visit your veterinarian this week to get anti-anxiety medication.
30% more pets are lost during 4th of July than any other day of the year. All lost animals get brought to The Animal Foundation and should be the first place you check. If your best friend is missing, contact us immediately at our main campus at 655 N Mojave Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89101. animalfoundation.com