• July 2nd, 2018
    Written by: Kimberly
    4th of July is right around the corner! It is a great time to deck ourselves out in red, white, and blue, celebrate our independence, and enjoy all of the freedoms that we are able to enjoy here in the United States.

      But while we may all love taking the day off and celebrating with friends and family, our pets are significantly less patriotic. Indeed, for pets, the 4th of July can be an extremely stressful time – one that may be filled with fear or dangers. To keep your pet safe this Fourth of July, consider the following tips:


    • Watch Your Food and Drunks – Barbecues tend to have bones that can be dangerous for pets, and alcoholic beverages that are left out overnight. Make sure your pet doesn’t have access to these foods and drinks, and notify your guests that they need to be careful. Don’t let anyone give your pet “people food.”
    • Let Your Pet Stay Indoors – When pets here loud noises, like fireworks, they tend to panic. That panic make cause them to bolt. Outdoor pets – both dogs and cats – may run away at the sound of a firework, and may find themselves getting hurt if they do. Never take your pet with you to any fireworks shows.
    • Make Sure Your Pet Has its Tag – Because pets run away, and because there may be exits that your pet can escape from, July 4th is an especially important time to make sure your pet is wearing its tag. That way, if it does escape, it will be easier to bring them home to you.
    • Panic Pet Proof Your Home – Sometimes, even being indoors is not enough to keep them from panicking. Make sure there is nothing that can easily fall or is near the floor. If you have a room that your pet loves that is safe, it may be a good idea to keep them inside that room during peak fireworks time – and possibly have a loved one with them.
    As always, don’t forget that you shouldn’t leave your pet in a car either, as the heat is far too overwhelming. Pets should stay at home at all times on July 4th. If you need a pet sitter for any of July 4th week or weekend, let us know and we’ll be there to help. We service the Lake Mary, Florida area and many of the surrounding towns and cities.