June 28, 2018
With Fourth of July quickly approaching, East End Veterinary Center wants all pet owners to be aware of the problems that can arise in an instant during the holiday festivities.
One of the most obvious dangers during the Fourth of July holiday is burns. Fire emitted from the fireworks can lead to serious burns, and when fireworks fall from the sky, they can also cause problems. Sparklers are another seemingly innocent firework that may cause problems for your pet. NEVER tie or place a lit firework anywhere near your cat or dog.
Fireworks can also cause problems if your pet plays with or ingests them, and other common Fourth of July items can cause problems, as well.
During the festivities, there are all kinds of different things that your pet could get into and eat. From food to fireworks, it can be hard to know what all can pose a threat to your pet. East End has a handy list to help you keep your pet safe as you celebrate:
The loud noises that fireworks make can cause pets a lot of stress. Some animals may seek a place to hide, while others may try to run away from the noise. For these reasons, it is a good idea to leave your pets inside your home in a room that will prevent them from running through any open doors. You can also leave soothing music on to help them feel more comfortable.
If you do bring your pet with you to an outdoor event, but sure to keep them on a leash that you can hold onto throughout the night. Never leave your pet loose or tie them up in the yard during the Fourth of July, as they may find a way to run away. Make sure your pet’s tags are up-to-date and he or she is microchipped, just in case.
Accidents happen, and if you are in Long Island and your pet gets burned or ingests something problematic this Fourth of July, don’t worry, because East End can help any time and any day. Our emergency clinic is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so call us at 631-369-4513 or stop in if your pet needs help over the holiday.