Fourth of July 2013

A few excerpts from online to help you and your pets:

  • ·   Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals.
  • ·  Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.

It happens every year, dogs, find themselves at animal shelters after the 4th of July. Fireworks send pets running for safety, so if you own a pet keep the following tips in mind for this coming holiday. First, make sure your dog is wearing a collar with tags and your phone number. Even better,  micro-chipped just in case the collar comes off. That way, whoever finds them just needs to go any vet and scan the dog for contact information. Best bet on the 4th is to leave your dog inside at home with your TV on to drown out any fireworks in your area, and if your dog is upset and wants to hide, vets say the best way to handle it is to let them hide! They’ll find a place in your house that makes them feel safest.

 Click on this link for the City of Tucson laws on fireworks. Even though you can buy fireworks in Arizona they are not all  legally usable.

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