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7/3/03

Pets May Require Extra Care During Fireworks

July 5th is the busiest day of the year at animal shelters, and Animal Services officials caution pet owners to protect their animals this holiday.

Fireworks frighten many dogs, and after the holiday they are often found miles from their homes, confused, disoriented, and exhausted. People call hoping to locate a missing dog that crashed through a window, jumped a high fence, or broke its leash or chain after being terrified the by noise of firecrackers and other fireworks.

Consider the following tips for keeping your pet safe this 4th of July:

  • If fireworks upset your dog, make sure someone stays with him.
  • Keep her inside, safe from loud noises.
  • If you wish to tranquilize him, consult with your veterinarian.
  • Or call an animal behaviorist to work with your pet, but call well in advance of Independence Day.
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