The 4th of July can be a scary time for our furry friends. Many animals are afraid of fireworks and some don't like all of the activity surrounding July 4th. A post on the Mower County Humane Society Facebook page shows a graphic of how to ease your pet's stress during the 4th that I wanted to pass on.

Tip 1: "Designate a 'safe space' in the home for your pets to retreat during the festivities. Play soft music for them."

Tip 2: "Play calm music at a low volume to block out some of the outside noise."

Tip 3: "Distract your pets with play time and treats if they are pacing or displaying nervous behavior."

Tip 4: "Make sure your pet has current ID tags with up-to-date contact information."

Many dogs run off over the 4th of July weekend so make sure you have a secure hold on your dog's leash when they're outside. If they're out in the yard, be out there with them because some dogs have jumped the fence when they hear a firework. And absolutely do not bring your pet to the fireworks show with you.

Have a safe and happy 4th!

 

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