Time with family, good food, spectacular fireworks, and all the red, white and blue — these are a few of the things Americans look forward to every year on the 4th of July. But the 4th of July isn't fun and games for everyone. It turns out, the holidays poses a major threat and fear for the furry members of your family. That's why knowing how to keep pets safe on the 4th of July is of the utmost importance.
You might be more concerned with your baby or toddler on this overly loud holidays, but you have to keep your pet in mind too. According to Pet Amber Alert, more pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. Due to distracted owners, unfamiliar settings, and, of course, loud fireworks, many pets — primarily dogs — run away without their owner noticing until it's too late to find them.
There are, however, ways to keep your four-legged friends safe on Independence Day that only require a little extra preparation and vigilance on your part. After all, you don't want to spend your celebration worrying about your pets. Making sure they're safe before the festivities begin will help you and them party in peace.