SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KXTL) — The 4th of July is often the most dangerous day for pets due to the loud noises. However, there are many ways you can help animals feel more comfortable during the stressful time.
Camp Bow Wow, North America’s largest dog daycare and boarding franchise, issued a July 4th press release with tips for protecting pets.
“It can be hard to predict how your pet might respond to the stimulation of fireworks and large crowds at parades, community events, or even in your own backyard during holiday celebrations,” said Erin Askeland, an animal health and behavior expert, in the release. “It’s heartbreaking when a pet is lost or injured, so parents of pets should consider their furry family members when planning holiday weekends.”
According to the press release, taking precautions helps pets cope with the loud noises, but may not completely stop their anxiety and overstimulation.
For those looking to help pets on the Fourth of July, the Bradshaw Animal Shelter is inviting people to comfort the shelter’s animals during the Fourth of July fireworks, according to a Facebook post.
Everyone is invited to sit, sing, read, or play music to distract the shelter’s animals during the loud noises of the Fourth of July celebrations.
There will be two Comfort Sessions, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Individuals and groups of up to five people can register for the event here. Anyone over the age of 12 is admitted to the event, however each child must be accompanied by an adult.
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