Submitted by Joint Animal Services
To help keep your pets safe and comfortable, it is important to plan ahead with 4th of July safety tips.
Many dogs and cats are afraid of fireworks, causing some to get loose and run away. Make sure your pets are inside and turn on the air-conditioning, radio or TV to help mask the noise of the fireworks.
Walk your dogs several times during the day or exercise them indoors to help them be relaxed and tired during the fireworks. Chewing on a bone or toy filled with kibble and treats can help relieve your dog’s stress.
Do not set off fireworks near wildlife areas. The noises and bright lights may cause animals to flee their natural habitat, leaving their young behind. Stray sparks can also create fires.
For more information about how to keep your pets safe during the holiday, please contact Animal Services at 360-352-2510 or visit www.JointAnimalServices.org.