Imagine how startled you would be if you suddenly heard loud booms and saw bright lights but had no idea what caused them. Although your family may participate in fireworks every year, your pet has no idea that your usually peaceful home will soon be disrupted by loud, frightening
noises. More pets run away on the Fourth of July than any other day, so here are some tips to help ensure their safety:
• Do not take your pet to a show unless you are absolutely
sure that he or she is not afraid of fireworks.
• If you are setting off fireworks in your yard, or you live in
ear shot of a fireworks show, do not leave your pet
outside- even in a secured and fenced yard. Make sure that window/door screens are in good repair to prevent your pet from escaping.
• Find the quietest room in your house and put your pet’s
food, water, bed, or crate in that room, along with a few
toys. Turn on the TV or
• Put a collar and identification tags on your dog or cat. The
tags will help ensure that your pet returns home if they
make an escape. Make sure that the information on their
• Talk to your veterinarian about medications that will help
to keep your pet calm. We recommend using Sileo, which
is the first and only FDA approved treatment for noise
aversion in dogs. It is clinically proven to be safe an
effective without sedating, which allows your dog to
interact normally with your family.
If your pet is afraid of fireworks or suffers from any other type of anxiety, we can help. Call us at (931) 393-2707 to schedule an appointment to discuss your furry friend’s fears!