4 Safety Tips for Your Dog on the 4th of July

patriotic Golden Retriever with American flag | Dallas pet photographer

1. Be sure your dog is wearing ID tags, and ideally, has a microchip. More pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year, and these will assist in their safe return if they do get out.

German Shorthaired Pointers under fireworks | Dallas dog safety on 4th of July

2. The safest place for your dog is at home. Fireworks, crowds, and unfamiliar places make for a dangerous combination, so leave the pictures like these to the professionals ;)

white Great Dane with American flag scarf in a storm | Dallas dog photographer

3. Celebrating with a backyard BBQ? Citronella candles, many types of insect repellant, alcohol, matches, and lighter fluid are irritants and/or toxins to your dog, so be sure they stay out of reach!

patriotic Goldendoodle | Dallas dog photographer

4. If your dog is overly anxious, there are a number of remedies available at your local pet store, including calming tablets and ThunderShirts. Try turning on the television or radio to mask the noise and help keep your pup feeling Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!


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