Illinois Dog Owners Need to Put This on Dog’s Collar Before Fireworks
4th of July fireworks are fun for humans but not for dogs. The safest place for a dog to be is at home but if they escape in fear, you'll want this on their collar.
4th of July Pet Safety
Whether it's the big fireworks show in your neighborhood or your neighbors and their store-bought boom, fireworks can be very traumatizing for your dog. The safest place for your dog is at home during all the fireworks craziness.
Being at home with them is the most ideal situation, but that still won't guarantee they will not make a run for it in fear. You don't have to be a dog owner for too long to discover they don't like loud noises.
If you're not going to be home with them during the fireworks, there are a few things you should consider doing while you're gone.
At home, you should:
- Place some music to drown out the sound of the fireworks
- Consider using a Thundershirt
- Put baby gates up by exit doors
- Secure them in one room or in their kennel
There is one other important thing you should do before the 4th of July festivities get their loudest.
This little task is MOST helpful if they get so overwhelmed by the noise that they run away.
Putting this info on your dog's collar is critical and you only need 2 things:
- Roll of blue painter's tape
- Black marker
Put Your Phone Number on Your Dog's Collar
Most of us dog owners have information on our dog's collar that can lead to our dog's return, but having that phone number makes it so simple to reunite dogs with their owners very quickly.