Fourth of July fireworks celebrations are just days away, and we anticipate some big bangs over the weekend. It’s better to be safe than sorry – so here are some ways to protect your pets.
- Update your pets’ identification tags! The Tulsa SPCA can make new ones for you for $5 each. Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Make sure you pets are microchipped and that the service has your current contact information. The Tulsa SPCA can microchip your dog or cat for $10 each. Visit our website to make an appointment.
- Take a current photo of your pets – just in case.
- If your pet has shown anxiety over fireworks or storms in the past, contact your veterinarian to see if medication is necessary.
- Bring your animals inside before the festivities begin – your pet is always safest at home with you.
Fireworks aren’t the only hazard for your dogs and cats this holiday. Please remember the following:
- Keep sparklers, glow sticks, fireworks, charcoal and kabob skewers away from curious pets.
- Don’t let pets near your barbecue grill or fire pit while in use or still hot.
- Avoid the urge to feed your pets table scraps. Be especially careful to keep them away from potential poisons.
- Remember that too much sun and heat can be dangerous to pets.
- Never leave your pet in your car when it’s warm outside. Vehicle interiors heat up much faster than the air around them, and even a short time in a locked car can be deadly to pets.
Happy Independence Day from the Tulsa SPCA!