June 28, 1999
Pop, hiss, bang!
Fourth of July is just around the corner. With more finely-tuned hearing and vision than humans, dogs and cats are terrified of the loud noises and flashes of light.
If you truly care about your pets, you will want to keep them safe while you are celebrating the Fourth. Here are a few tips from Kay Joubert, Companion Animal Advocate for the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS):
If your pet does run away, check the local animal shelter. You can also check for lost pets in the Puget Sound area at the petshelter.org website.
- Keep pets indoors in the quietest room of the house.
- A family member should stay with the pet to offer comfort.
- If the pet is anxious talk to your veterinarian about medication.
- Be sure the pet has an identification tags and consider a microchip ID.
Sharon Sneddon, PAWS volunteer