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PETS AND FIREWORKS



The Fourth of July is almost here. This time of year you might notice your dog seems a little anxious. There are a lot of loud noises and people. Our pets notice these changes and sometimes they react or want to join in the celebration. Be sure to watch your pets around the fireworks. Some parts are hazardous or even toxic. The heavy metals in fireworks and other pieces can cause vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea, jaundice, tremors, and seizures. They have the potential to burn your pets too. 


Some say it might be better to put the family pet up in a quiet room with their toys. Pets may also prefer the safety of their pet taxi. Veterinary clinics can recommend medication to help keep your pet calm around the loud noises. Boarding a pet for the Fourth of July might be another option. Our boarding facilities are inside in the air conditioning. We have a fenced back yard for exercise and/or play time. Remember to reserve your kennel space in advance, especially around the holiday. 


Again, please keep an eye on your pets. We see a lot of lost pets this time of year. A microchip can help reunite a lost pet with the owner. Ask your veterinary clinic about the microchip process and information. We hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July!


 

 

 

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