Infographic: July 4th Fireworks – Keeping Your Pet Safe

Whether the neighborhood teens are throwing firecrackers on your street… or your entire community is enjoying “the exuberant splendor” of a big fireworks display, your pet can become frantic and run away, trying to find a safe haven.

More pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other time of year, and noisy fireworks are to blame.

According to national statistics, animal control officials across the country see a 30-60% increase in lost pets each year between July 4th and 6th. In fact, July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year for shelters.

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  1. My pet is really scared of the noise too.

  2. The acting normal is really important for dogs especially. Dogs are pack animals and if you freak out, they will too.

  3. When pets are really scared, they will find a way to get out when they hear the fireworks. You have to remember that cats and dogs hear four times greater than humans, so imagine how loud it seems to them, plus the explosions in the air must startle them too. No worries this year, as we have a ban due to no rain and record-breaking 105 temps.

  4. I am shocked at the percent stated on lost pets during the 4th. Seems not enough care is taken to watch and keep pets safe and at home. All very good advice on keeping your pet safe.

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