- Tips for pet owners for the Fourth of July
Pet owners should be aware this holiday weekend that most
animals do not like fireworks. In fact, certain animals can even
have noise phobia. Below are some tips to ensure that readers and
their pets can enjoy a fun and stress-free Fourth of July.
Common signs of noise phobia
1. Shaking, trembling.
2. Excessive drooling.
3. Barking, howling.
4. Trying to hide or get into/out of the house, fence, or other
5. Refusing to eat food.
6. Loss of bladder of bowel control.
Ways to calm your pet down
1. Keep pets home.
2. Keep pets inside.
3. Have a “safe” place for pets to go, such as a crate.
4. If you do choose to take your dog outside, use a leash at all
5. Take your pet for a walk before the show so they are
comfortable with their surroundings.
6. Pets are prone to running away during fireworks shows, so
make sure to have your pet’s identification tags up-to-date.
Posted: Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 10:12 am, Sat Jul 2, 2011.
Volunteers at fireworks stands restocked on Friday in
preparation for a busy weekend, during which they expect to make
more than half of their sales.
At the same time, Lodi’s police and fire departments are gearing
up to crack down on illegal fireworks. The departments will be
doing additional enforcement for the first time in years, thanks to
money raised during the sale of state-approved fireworks.
Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 10:12 am.