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6 Ways To Keep Your Pets Safe Over The Fourth

6 Ways To Keep Your Pets Safe Over The Fourth

A local Animal Services person interviewed on TV statedKeep Your Pets Safe Over The Fourth that July 5 is the busiest day of the year for their organization. It is the day lost animals are brought in and distraught owners visit looking for their dogs and cats. Avoid this situation, you don't want to be one of those people and you sure don't want your best buddies to be those animals. 

Here are 6 Ways Keep Your Pets Safe Over The Fourth.

  • Keep your pets inside with the windows closed: the fireworks noise level will be lower. Maybe keep the TV on low (or the radio, my cat is afraid of the radio but not the TV, go figure).
  • Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it. The fluid inside  can cause excessive drooling and/or gastrointestinal problems.
  • Keep citronella products (candles, insect coils), out of your pet's reach. These can cause stomach irritation or even central nervous system depression.  This could result in aspiration pneumonia. 
  • Never use fireworks around pets. Lit fireworks are a potential source of burns or face trauma. But unlit fireworks are a hazard too. They contain potentially toxic substances like potassium nitrate, arsenic and other dangerous chemicals. 
  • And, DO NOT take your pet to a fireworks display. The crowds and noise can cause them untold distress and trauma. They may try to break free (and succeed) from their leash. And off they go.
  • If the worst happens, make sure you have had your best friend (dog or cat) micro-chipped in advance to make it easier all around.

Have a safe and happy July 4th!


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Comment balloon 25 commentsToni Weidman • July 03 2015 06:06AM


Noise levels during this time of the year can be serious. We actually saw a pup at a fireworks display last year who was shaking the whole time!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 5 years ago

Toni, great tips to keep our pets safe! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 5 years ago

These are really good tips, Toni, especially with all the fireworks and loud noises our pets will hear this weekend.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 5 years ago

The noise is always an issue with pets.... happy 4th to you Toni Weidman make it a safe one...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) over 5 years ago

Toni I have one dog who could care less about what is going on around him on the 4th with all the noise and such then there is the other one who will spend the next few days under the bed.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 5 years ago

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) How can people do that to a puppy.

Wayne Johnson Thanks Wayne, you too!

Anita Clark Yes, it can be rough for them.


Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago

Barbara Todaro Happy 4th to you too!

Chris and Dick Dovorany My kitty stays under the bed; won't come out till the 5th or 6th.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago

Nice post!  I hope you and yours have a safe, blessed holiday weekend too!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 5 years ago

Toni, great post! I'll be home tomorrow night and inside with my pups, neither one deals well with the loud noises. Have a great 4th!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Toni, mine don't mind the noise at all, I probably get more jumpy than they do. Great tips, have a great Fourth of July!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 5 years ago


These are great tips for keeping one's pets out of harms' way.  Itt is the first year of fireworks for Quincy!  He will be inside with us safe and sound.  Wishing you and Craig a wonderful time. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 5 years ago

A very good plan Toni. Pets do not always like fireworks and do not understand the noise.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 5 years ago

Toni Weidman  You are such a kind lady .These are very important tips to keep your pets safe over the 4th

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) over 5 years ago

This is very good advice for pet owners.

I saw a video of a dog grabbing an active fireworks rocket.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Great tips as always and I am certain that pet owners will really appreciate them.  I hope your weekend is enjoyed my friend!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) over 5 years ago

Definitely keep those cats and dogs inside.  All that noise can scare them so much.  

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Toni, great reminder about our pets and their safety. Have a great 4th of July.

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 5 years ago

A great list Toni! I'm not sure that I will go out, two of my dogs freak out, I may have to tranq them!

Posted by Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868 (Palm Realty) over 5 years ago

Those are important tips, Toni!  After having one of my cats missing for 3 days earlier this week, I'm going to be extra special over this 4th of July holiday!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 5 years ago

This is the first year I have seen a lot on tips for pets during the 4th... our family members should be taken care of!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 5 years ago

I'm not thrilled that fireworks became legal in Georgia on the 1st of July.  It was hard enough for the illegal ones, but it's been a ridiculous three days. Hope the novelty wears off soon.  All 5 of our furry kids are freaking out.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 5 years ago

Toni, Happy 4th of July to you and Craig!!

Posted by Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector (Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area) over 5 years ago

Toni, great and timely post, and dogs are most affected, but really did not affect my kitties.  How was yours?

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 5 years ago

It is sad to see a pet freak out over fireworks. Your suggestions will help them stay calm and from getting the jitters like my dog used to get.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 5 years ago

Tony these are all good advice to pet owners and those who house sit for pet owners....we put soft to medium loud music on and stay at home with our pets...on the 4th we watched the Fireworks on TV and NYC put on a great show compared to DC:)))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 5 years ago

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