Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Keep your pets safe during July 4 celebrations!

  • Fireworks and loud noises can cause pets to become frightened or disoriented.
  • Keep your pets inside.
  • Turn on calming music or a fan to mask some of the noise.
  • Make fireworks time an indoor playtime with fun distractions.
  • Never use fireworks around pets.
  • When outside for Fourth of July parties with your pet, do not apply sun protection or insect repellent to your pet that is not specifically labeled for use on animals.
  • Always keep flammable items such as sparklers, matches or lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach, as well as citronella candles, insect coils or tiki torch oil products.
  • If your pet or someone’s pet you know goes missing, check regularly.