Keep Them Home
Feel free to go out and celebrate without feeling bad about leaving your pet out of your Fourth of July activities. Aside from the fact that you won't be doing anyone any favors by bringing an excitable pet to watch your local fireworks show, it's more likely that your pet would prefer an evening out of the spotlight. Make sure you draw the shades and turn off the lamps before you go and consider drowning out the commotion at night by turning on the radio or television.
Stick To The Pet's Diet
It may be a party for your family and your pet should be welcome to join in backyard fun, but they don't need to take part in everything. Don't feel inclined to change their diet just because you have extra meat on the grill. Consistency is important for your pet's health, and while a treat is a great way to reward them for good behavior, July 5th will go a lot smoother if you don't get carried away with what you allow them to consume on the Fourth.
Keep Them On Leashes
Summer is a busy time for everyone, but the Fourth is different from an ordinary day. Nearly every backyard is a distraction with enticing smells, kids shooting fireworks, and rowdy outdoor games for adults extending well past normal hours. Whether you're taking your dog on a quick walk or carting him along on your Fourth of July trip, remember to keep pets on leashes for everyone's safety.
Stay Away From Fireworks
If you're having a get-together at your house, it will be hard to keep your pet away from all the commotion. But one thing is certain: you must keep them away from dangerous fireworks. While some fireworks blast into the sky, there are many other types of fireworks, handheld noisemakers, and sparklers that could easily harm your pet. These need to be handled carefully to prevent accidents and injuries.
Fleas And Ticks
Make sure you treat your pet for fleas and ticks before you set out on your Fourth of July retreat. Inspect their coats after you spend time outdoors. It's up to you to determine whether or not your pet can handle the Fourth of July you plan to experience. If they would do better at home, try to make their time alone as comfortable as possible, and if you plan to take them with you, exercise caution, and keep them in sight at all times.