FOURTH OF JULY SAFETY TIPS
For people that is…….
Most pets do not like the Fourth of July!
Loud noises can frighten your pets. It is safer and less stressful for your pet if you leave heat can cause heat exhaustion and heat stroke in less than 15 minutes for some pets and that's even with shade and water!
Below are some tips to help you keep your pet safe for your Fourth of July Celebration! Have fun but please be careful! Please also be careful of your children around water this busy holiday!
1. Keep your pets away from Sparklers, BBQ’s and Citronella Candles. If you can’t supervise your pet at all times keep him indoors where he will be safe. Secure him in a quite, pet proofed room with a TV playing or soft music to alleviate the noises from outside.
2.Do not apply any sunscreens or sprays to your pet that are not made specifically for him. If your yard has excessive insects that are bothering your pet, ask your local Veterinarian for a recommendation on pet safe insect repellents such as Front Line Plus and K9 Advantage.
3.Keep your pet hydrated. Make sure to fill his bowl if he is going to be outside with you.
4.Do not place party favors, glow ropes or other festive party favorites on your pet. If digested they can cause severe health problems and even death!
5.Do not include your pet in large celebrations outside of your yard. Noise, fireworks, alcohol and unsupervised ingestion of foods can be harmful to your pet.
6.Do not ever bring them with you and leave them in the car!! This is a great way to get a brick or other heavy object thrown at your car window and some very angry people involved.... not to mention the police and a hefty fine for you!
7.If your pet’s must stay in the backyard, please make sure they cannot dig under the fence or jump over a fence. Best solution…keep them indoors!
8.Never chain your pet outside, if spooked, he could strangle himself.
9.Lastly, be patient! Be prepared for the Celebration by pet proofing your yard and your home.
If you have taken every step to help your pet through this Celebrated Day and he is still a basket of nerves, you may need to consult with your Veterinarian for alternatives such as mild tranquilizers to keep your pet quite.
If your FIND a pet this week here are a few places that it is important to share the found pets information. Please remember NOT to post photos of the pet with any identification marks on it's body! If there is a brown spot on his right side but not the left, post only the picture of the side without the brown spot! You want people to be able to identify any unique characteristics. It's unfortunate, but too many people scope out the lost and found internet sites and Craig's List and then "steal" these pets and sell for profit or worse.....
If the pet is wearing a collar- DO NOT SHARE THAT INFORMATION
If the pet has a white tip on it's tale- DON NOT SHARE THAT INFORMATION
If the pet is NOT Neutered- DO NOT SHARE THAT INFORMATION
And on and on. Make sure the caller can tell you something that truly identifies the pet.
If you LOSE a dog over the holiday, remember we have our very own Pet Detective! It's hot, very hot, so Deborah and her team of canines will be making very early morning treks or when the sun goes down. You can find Deborah under our pet expert Pages or just click here: Missing Pet Detectives
RESOURCES TO USE IF YOU LOSE OR FIND A PET:OF COURSE YOU CAN POST A NOTICE ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE BUT PLEASE REMEMBER THE TIPS ABOVE ABOUT POSTING TOO MUCH!
CONTACT YOUR COUNTY RABIES ANIMAL CONTROL IMMEDIATELY!
MISSING PET DETECTIVES: 480-751-9700 (our very own Az Pet Professional!)
ARIZONA PET LINE: 1-602-252-2727
MISSING MUTTS: 1-480-898-8914
ANIMAL POISON HOTLINE
1-888-232-8870 (Consultation Fee)
ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER
1-888-426-4435 (Consultation Fee)
Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!
From the Az Pet Professionals!
Thank you for being a Responsible Pet Business and Owner!