Central KY Boxer Rescue, Inc. would like to remind pet owners of the need to pay extra attention to the safety and comfort of their pets before, during and after any Fourth of July celebrations. As the holiday rapidly approaches, there are a few precautions a pet owner can take to ensure that the celebration will be a happy one for both the pet and owner.
If possible, keep your pets inside. An animal's hearing is far more sensitive than a human's hearing. Keeping your pets indoors helps them to feel protected. The sound of a radio or TV can help mute the clamor of fireworks.
ID tags and licenses are your pets ticket home. Nothing frightens animals more than sudden loud noises and sharp explosions of fireworks. Animals have been known to jump fences, break through windows, or break their leash in a panic to escape the terror. It only takes a moment to check to make sure that the information on your pet's collar is up to date and legible. If your pet's tags have fallen off, replace them immediately. An animal ID tag can be purchased at most veterinarian offices, pet supply stores, or certain discount stores. Microchips, a permanent identification, are also available at your veterinarian's office.