How to keep 'Fido' safe on Fourth of July

How to keep 'Fido' safe on Fourth of July

(KFVS) - The Fourth of July is this week and the Humane Society of Missouri wants to help keep your pets safe.

Give your pet a quiet and cool place inside during the holiday.

Even at night, hot temperatures affect your pets.

The Fourth of July is one of the hottest days of the year. The Human Society urges pet owners to remember its motto, "70 Degrees & over, Don't Take Rover."

Loud noises like fireworks may cause anxiety in pets and set them on edge. The Humane Society says to keep your pet at home and away from the potential dangers of fireworks. Even if you consider your pet an outside animal, leave it inside while having fun this Fourth of July.

However, if you must take your pets to the holiday activities, keep track of them with a short leash. The Humane Society says to consider having a backup plan just in case the animal is overwhelmed by the loud sounds of fireworks.

Avoid feeding your pet holiday food and beverages such as left over barbecue and alcohol.

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