TOPIC OF THE MONTH: Pets Rely on US for July 4th Safety
To ensure your pet stays safe and with you this Fourth of July, the CVMA recommends the following:
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The CVMA urges pet owners to pay extra attention to their animals’ safety and protection during July 4 celebrations. Many scared pets try to escape the frightening noises and end up breaking through their normal security and running away. “July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters,” adds Klingborg. “Identification is critical. Pet owners must make sure each animal has easily recognizable I.D.”
Watch your pets closely during the long holiday weekend. Even one that hasn’t reacted in previous years could become unexpectedly fearful. Look for common signs like shaking and trembling; barking and howling; excessive drooling; attempting to hide; refusing food; and trying to escape the house, fence, or enclosure. Frightened horses have been known to jump over, or even run through, fences, resulting in serious injuries, lacerations, or impalement.
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Triggers, Causes and Signs
Common triggers for noise aversion include:
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• Keep small pets sheltered indoors. Turn on the radio or TV for distraction.
• Never leave pets alone outdoors, even if tethered or in a fenced yard. Dogs especially may escape and become lost or injure themselves by chewing or choking on their leashes.
• Do not take your pet to a fireworks show or leave it in your car unattended. If you must be outside with your pet, be sure to keep it on a leash or in a carrier.
• Protect animals from children who may not realize that waving sparklers or setting off “safe” firecrackers could upset a family pet.
• Keep your pet’s I.D. tags current, so you can be reunited easily in the event it runs away.
• Talk to your veterinarian about a mild sedative or tranquilizer to calm the fears of an extremely stressed dog or cat.
• Horses may need to be sedated. Make sure all sharp objects are removed from their enclosures. If you have stalls, keep them in their stalls rather than outside
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