While the festivities of the 4th of July are upon us, we need to be mindful of the repercussions of the loud noises of fireworks to our pets.  Our pets have a

120-decibel pain threshold and fireworks are at 170 decibels; making for a very painful experience.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

 

1. DON'T TAKE YOUR PETS TO FIREWORKS DISPLAYS

2. If possible, keep your pet in an interior room to limit the effects of the noise.

3. Turn on the TV or radio in the interior room to diffuse the noise outside.

4. Try to have one family member stay with your pets during this time.

5. Make sure the room you use for your pets doesn't have an escape route.  Many pets look to escape where they are to get away from the noise.  

6. If your pet was to escape your home, make sure they are chipped or have tags of identification on them at all times.

7. Are you hosting the Independence Day celebrations?  Make sure you have cleaned up all debris so your pets do not start chewing on them.  This can be poisonous to your pet.

Wishing you all a happy & safe 4th of July!