Fireworks may provide excitement and joy to us humans, but for our pets, the loud crackles and booms are downright terrifying. Follow these tips to keep your pets safe during fireworks season:
- Keep your pets inside. You can muffle outside noise by leaving a television or radio on and closing your curtains.
- Block small cubbies where your pets could get stuck. In an attempt to hide from the noise, your pets (particularly small dogs and cats) may try to weasel themselves into small areas, where they could then become stuck. To avoid this, block off small areas, but make sure you leave a few cozy places where your pets can hide safely.
- Microchip your pets! Scared pets may run off in an attempt to flee the noise. Make sure even your indoor pets are microchipped, and their registration is updated, well before festivities are set to begin.
If loud noises make your pet anxious regularly, talk with your veterinarian about anxiety-reducing techniques and anxiety medication. We recommend Sileo, an effective and easy to administer treatment we carry at Pet Medical Center of Edmond, which can help with noise aversion.